In 2010, this committee merged with the township’s recreation board.
The open space and trail development achievements were funded by a .25 percent earned income tax approved by voters in 2006 and begun with a $714,000 grant from the Montgomery County Green Fields/Green Towns program.
At the time voters approved the tax, only about 70 acres of township land was permanently protected as open space.
Today, Upper Pottsgrove has more than 400 acres of open space that’s permanently protected — that’s an addition of 330 acres and an increase of more 450 percent, according to township officials.
A map shows Upper Pottsgrove’s open space purchases over the years.