Eleanor Morris, co-founder of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, died Sunday at the age of 92, according to the trust’s website.
Morris, who co-founded the Chester County trust with her late husband, Samuel Morris, had been battling an illness.
“We mourn the passing of Elanor Morris yesterday (Sunday) with a mingled sadness and relief that she has found peace after her long illness,” a statement read on the trust’s website.
“She was unmatched in her foresight, passion, and determination that the rural landscape that she loved would not be decimated by development but instead be protected for many generations to come.”
According to the Daily Local News, Morris served as the trust’s president for 30 years. During her tenure, the trust permanently preserved more than 7,000 acres through donated and purchased conservation easements and public/private partnerships.