DOYLESTOWN The Bucks County commissioners on Wednesday approved the spending of nearly $700,000 to help preserve open space and farmland in the upper end of the county.

Using money from the county's Municipal Open Space Program, the county will spend $286,000 to help buy the development rights of 44 acres of farmland in Durham Township.

The county's Natural Area's Program will allocate nearly $400,000 to help preserve 57 acres of land in Nockamixon and 30 acres in Tinicum.

- Ben Finley