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In 1832 the postal address of New Hanover was called “Swamp Churches.” The village had a Lutheran church, a German Reformed church, a post office, a tanyard, 2 taverns, 2 stores, and 8 dwellings.

Open Space Committee Volunteers Needed


Are you interested in serving your community?   Now may be your chance.  We are considering creating an Open Space Committee.   If you are interested, click here to fill out a form and drop it of at the Township or email Jamie Gwynn at jgwynn@newhanover-pa.org no later than July 13, 2018.

The powers and duties of the Open Space Committee shall be to:

  1. Make recommendations to the appropriate board and/or commission as to the possible acquisition and/or management of open land property, by gift, purchase, grant, bequest, easement, devise or lease, which open land property the Committee recommends shall be used for the purposes as further identified herein.
  2. Make recommendations regarding the Open Space Plan.
  3. Promote community open space protection awareness and programs.
  4. Keep an index of all open space areas, whether publicly or privately owned, including but not limited to flood-prone areas, swamps and other unique natural areas, for obtaining information on and making recommendations regarding the proper use of such open space areas.
  5. Undertake such additional tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.