Having grown up in Bucks County, the Delaware Canal was always a feature in Laure Duval’s life. In the summer, she could walk the towpath and canoe; in winter, with luck, ice skate. She was taught the Canal’s history by her parents who were Bucks County natives and dedicated conservationists. Her father was a founding member of what is now the Heritage Conservancy and also the Solebury Historical Society.
Laure hopes to carry on this family legacy of preserving beautiful Bucks County by doing what she can to get and keep the Canal in working order for future generations.
Professionally, Laure was a psychiatrist and lived in New York City while she went to the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and then began to practice. In 1986, she realized that she was a country girl at heart and moved back to Bucks County. She has resided in Tinicum Township for 30 years while practicing professionally in facilities in Flemington and Clinton, NJ. Laure retired from medical practice in 2016 and is ready to take on some new and not-so-new challenges. The Delaware Canal has much to offer in that line.