A partnership between the Berks Conservancy and Wells Fargo has preserved 200 acres of wildlife and water resources outside Birdsboro.
Now called “Tekene 2 — the Ephraim Malickson Wildlife Sanctuary,” the preserve entrance is located on Cocalico Road was officially opened to the public Tuesday, May 5.
Wells Fargo will own and manage this property through a trust agreement established by the late Ephraim Malickson.
The Berks Conservancy worked with Wells Fargo to establish a permanent conservation easement on the property, in keeping with Malickson’s wishes.
“I wish this sanctuary to be a place for the birds and the deer to go and be safe,” Malickson said, according to a release from the conservancy.
“The Berks Conservancy is proud of conservation successes like this one that protect wildlife, provide public access, meet the wishes of donors and enable cooperation with partners like Wells Fargo,” said Kim Murphy, the conservancy’s president.