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Letort Spring Garden Preserve sinkhole updates (7/11/22): CPC has met with staff from state agencies to assess safety – there is currently no concern to trail users (stay on open trails). We are working to resolve the situation and reopen the closed trails in the next few weeks.

Public Access Properties

Greg’s Woods

In 1996, Beverly and Robert Grening donated 23 acres of forestland to CPC in memory of their son, Greg. The following year, the Grenings donated an additional 10-acre tract.

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Brady Bryner Preserve

Brady L. Bryner Sr. purchased 257 acres for recreation, and the property was donated to CPC in 1993 as a fee simple gift by his five daughters and their spouses.

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Bailey’s Grove Along Clarks Creek

Bailey’s Grove was acquired in 1912 by the Bailey and Cameron family, and conveyed to the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth in 2011.

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Port Royal Wetlands

This 14-acre nature park was created in 2003 through a partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and CPC.

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Central PA Conservancy (CPC) and PA Game Commission (PGC) partnered to acquire this key property on the Kittatinny Ridge, north of Carlisle, adjoining State Game Lands 230 and connecting two, non-adjacent tracts.

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Letort Spring Garden Preserve

As a former watercress farm located at the headwaters of a famous trout stream south of Carlisle in Cumberland County, the Letort Spring Garden Preserve features natural wetlands, limestone springs, historic legacies, a popular rail trail and side trails through the preserve, and unique wildlife habitat. Since acquiring the property in 2018, CPC has worked to manage invasive vegetation, provide better access, and reach out and educate the general public, our partners, and students about the property’s special heritage and ecological value.

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