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SAVE THE VALLEY

Our Precious Land is At Stake

Just west of Route 202, straddling the Pennsylvania/Delaware border, lies a hidden rural gem in the midst of big-box retail centers and suburban sprawl that is deceptively, disturbingly, and increasingly close. One need only make a quick turn away from the congestion along Route 202 into Beaver Valley to find this area, known by locals simply as “The Valley.” Comprising thousands of acres of woodland and farmland, The Valley is treasured for its rare beauty, historic and ecologic significance, and the incredible recreational wonderland it offers to hikers, bikers, horseback riders, and runners.

Citizens from all walks of life have come together to form Save the Valley. Our mission is to help preserve more than 750 acres of beautiful Beaver Valley that are either unprotected or already slated for development. We are a concerned group that understands the value of defending such a valuable natural resource, one that is contiguous with First State National Park.

We aim to stop the development on the remaining acreage held by the Woodlawn Trustees. Our conviction is that the sole best use of this land is permanent preservation as a recreational site, and our message is simple: Development of this area is the sole worst use of it. Please join us in the fight for saving this precious land before it is changed forever and it’s simply too late to act.


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Getting To Know The Candidates - 10 Questions For Dee Durham and Bob Weiner

Do you take money from developers? What is your favorite trail? Do you think Woodlawn Trustees has an obligation to protect the land it currently owns? We provided 10 questions to Bob Weiner and Dee Durham, candidates for New Castle Council, District 2. Find out how they answered them!

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STV paraphernalia make great holiday gifts!

There's no better way to say "I love you just as much as the Valley" than gifting STV swag. We have Save The Valley t-shirts, bumper stickers, car magnets, trail maps, shopping bags, tank tops, and more! Makes a great gift for a friend or loved one who holds the Valley near and dear to their heart.

Take Action!

Want to help? There's a lot you can do to get involved! And getting started is easy. 

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1. Join us on facebook and twitter

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2. Join The Mailing List

Stay informed! Subscribe to our mailing list for a heads up on future action

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3. Get A Bumper Sticker

Support us by putting a Save The Valley bumper sticker on your car. We'll mail it to you, free of charge.

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4. Educate yourself on this complicated cause

This is a big, complicated issue with a long history. There’s no getting around that. It’s important, however, that our supporters understand the whole story because what’s going on in Beaver Valley is anything but typical land dealing that involves typical development proposals. We assembled this easy to understand article so we can catch you up to speed.

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5. Make A Donation

...to "Save The Valley"

Have A Question?

We'd be more than happy to help answer any questions you have about this topic!

Or email us at:
unitedwesavethevalley@gmail.com

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The Latest Threat: Concord Ventures

This is a big, complicated issue with a long history. There’s no getting around that. It’s important, however, that our supporters understand the whole story because what’s going on in Beaver Valley is anything but typical land dealing that involves typical development proposals.



Parcels In The Valley

This page is meant to outline each parcel in the Valley and a description of its key features, its location, and its development status. Updated continuously as events in the Valley unfold, this active web page will serve as a constant source of the most current information on the quest to save the Valley.

Learn About Our Cause

This is a big, complicated issue with a long history. There’s no getting around that. It’s important, however, that our supporters understand the whole story because what’s going on in Beaver Valley is anything but typical land dealing that involves typical development proposals.



Victory In The Valley!

We did it! We just got word from the Brandywine Conservancy that the funding has been secured. We raised $8M just in the nick of time and now 240 acres in Concord Twp are on their way to being saved. We received almost 2,000 individual donations, making it one of the largest crowdfunded movements our community has ever seen.  All of your passion, tireless work, and dedication made it happen.

About Us

Our Mission
To protect and preserve the unprotected acres of Beaver Valley in Pennsylvania and Delaware by facilitating public awareness, public education, mobilization, and action regarding the protection of Beaver Valley.

Who We Are
Save The Valley is a community-wide citizen-driven movement that is rapidly gaining traction in Wilmington, Concord Twp, and the surrounding areas. We are a group of local, action-oriented citizens who share a common love for Beaver Valley and aim to preserve it for future generations. We believe that Beaver Valley is an irriplaceable piece of land, rich in heritage and beauty amongst a backdrop of urban sprawl. The fields and forests of this land offer a unique opportunity to escape from the confines of the city and allow individuals to connect with nature. We are Save The Valley, we are your neighbors.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am not into Nature or Outdoor activities...why should I care?
A: As everyone in the Township knows, the Route 202 corridor is already overburdened. Developing these 325 acres will eventually affect everyone in the surrounding areas with increased traffic, noise, water and air pollution, and pressure on the Garnet Valley school district.

Q: I did not know about this land --what does it offer me now?
A: The extensive trail system is open to hikers, dog walkers, runners, bicycle and horseback riders. Access to good-quality, well maintained open spaces can improve our physical and mental health by encouraging us to walk more, play sports, or simply enjoy the fresh air, green space and natural environment.

Q: What is the difference between Save The Valley and the Beaver Valley Conservancy?
A: Save The Valley is primarily an awareness organization. We spend our time getting the word out to the community and mobilizing people. The Beaver Valley Conservancy (BVC) is a separate organization with a similar mission, however, their approach is a bit different than ours. The BVC has collected data on the impacts of the proposed development and has made that information available to the public. Save The Valley uses that data to create digestible informational pieces for the public. You can visit their webiste at www.savebeavervalley.org.



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