The 4th Street Preserve

The owner of the 4th Street property approached the Greater Lewes Foundation to help permanently protect the property as open space by dramatically reducing the assessed purchase price. The parcels are located on either side of 4th Street and total 30 acres of forested land. Not only is this stretch of land a crucial gateway to Lewes from New Road, but it also plays a vital role in preserving Lewes’s remaining wildlife and significantly contributes to improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions. Additionally, this land plays a role in water management, acting as a vital component in safeguarding against flooding.

By purchasing the 4th Street Preserve for the price of $8.3 mil, we will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve this land from future development.

Ard na Gréine

The 89-acre Ard na Gréine property is situated between Savannah & New Roads with direct access to Canary Creek and runs adjacent to the Lewes bike path. Similar to the 4th Street property, the Sussex County Land Trust was approached by the owners to help preserve the tract as open space. For additional information on this property visit the SCLT website.


Open space in and around Lewes is being diminished every day. The loss of trees, green habitats, view corridors, and natural resources is startling. Many of us feel helpless as we see these vital resources and our sense of place disappear.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Join us on our mission to preserve environmentally important Lewes land for generations to come.

Together We Can Make A Difference

Help preserve our open spaces today.