About the Open Space Alliance Foundation
The Open Space Alliance is a Greater Lewes Foundation fund chaired by one of Lewe’s finest leaders, former Mayor James L. Ford III, and works in partnership with the Sussex County Land Trust.
Other members of the GLF Board are also involved, including Rob Gibbs, a leading Sussex County land use attorney, and John Schroeder, who chairs Delaware’s Open Space Council. GLF Project Manager, Mark Chura, also directs the Sussex County Land Trust.
While Jones Farm was the first official Alliance project, the GLF has a long history of preserving and maximizing the use of Lewes’s open space for public benefit.
The Lewes Canalfront Park and Lewes Public Library, both GLF projects, prevented large-scale commercial development on those sites. And our advocacy to situate the first Bicycle Trailhead in the heart of Lewes accelerated the creation of our region’s bike and walking paths.
The Alliance encourages your support to secure and preserve strategic land within and around Lewes for public benefit.