Our state parks, waterways and open spaces need your help.
The PA State Senate is considering cutting over 300 million in funding previously designated to protect and preserve our state resources such as nature trails, historic farmland, and recreational waterways where people swim and fish.
This loss in funding could negatively impact clean air and water protections that we enjoy everyday as residents as it would open up state land for fracking and loosen environmental regulations.
To ensure proper management of our commonwealth's water and land, tell your Senator to STOP these attacks on our beloved parks and natural resources.
Send a letter to your Senator courtesy of PennEnvironment:
Linwood Park BioBlitz Saturday, September 23rd at Linwood Park Five years ago the Conservancy teamed up with Friends of Linwood Park to document the animals and plants that call Linwood Park home during its first BioBlitz. Join us as we take a new census five years later. We will be hosting three different experts to help us document all the Birds, Bugs, and Botanicals in Linwood Park. At noon we will come together for a celebration to compare 2017’s results with 2012’s! Program Schedule: 9:00 A.M.: Birds with Gregg Gorton 10:00 A.M.: Butterflies with Mary Poste 11:00 A.M.: Botanicals with Karen Snetselaar 12:00 P.M.: Celebration lunch comparing results from 2012 and 2017 **Programs are FREE and you may join at anytime during the morning** Register here
The Lower Merion Conservancy and Cynwyd Club Present: The Golden Age of the American Country Club Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 P.M. with the lecture beginning promptly at 7:00 P.M. Anne Krulikowski, Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University, will explore the storied history and development of suburban country clubs in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Krulikowski’s past research has focused on the Colonial Revival, the American city and suburb, and the architecture of vacations. Register here Pricing: Conservancy Member: $20 Non-Member: $30 Cynwyd Club Member: FREE Wolfe Society: FREE
Saturday October 14, 2017 9:00 am Flat Rock Park A beautiful and challenging 5K trail run through Rolling Hill Park, a 103-acre historic area in Gladwyne. The trail meanders along scenic Mill Creek past stone mill ruins, over steep inclines, and through open meadows before winding back down to Flat Rock Park along the Schuylkill River. Register here Regular Registration September 16th-October 13th Members: $30 Non-Members: $35 Team (4-6 people): $120 Race Day Registration October 14th Members & Non-Members: $40 Team (4-6 people): $120 Hosted By: _______________________________ Thank You To Our 5K Sponsors: Timing by Bryn Mawr Racing Company
Better Living; Re-Zoning Lower Merion Part 1: Open Space Thursday, October 26th Idlewild Farm Preserve Barn Lower Merion has long invited admiration for its unique collection of open spaces. These spaces include landscapes associated with the township’s early agricultural period; large, groomed parcels that accommodated Lower Merion’s Gilded-Age estates, and wooded valleys that remain oases of peace in our densely populated suburb. On Thursday, October 26, join Natural Lands, Lower Merion Township, and the Lower Merion Conservancy to discuss strategies for preserving our community’s open spaces. Natural Lands will host the event at its Idlewild Farm, a Gladwyne open-space success story. Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 with the forum beginning promptly at 7:00. Register here
Better Living; Re-Zoning Lower Merion Part 2: Historic Preservation West Laurel Hill Cemetery Conservatory Join us for Part 2 on Historic Preservation of the Better Living; Re-Zoning Lower Merion series at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Chris Leswing and Carissa Hazelton from Lower Merion Township and the Conservancy’s Kathleen Abplanalp will speak about the proposed preservation strategies in the new Township Comprehensive Plan. Wine and cheese reception at 6:30 with the lecture beginning promptly at 7:00. Register here
Nighttime History Hike: Odd Stories of West Laurel Hill Thursday, November 16th West Laurel Hill Cemetery 6:00 P.M. Learn about the cemetery’s history, visit sites of famous notables, and hear spooky tales about a 19th century cult leader, the drastic measures Charles Goldbeck took to make sure he wasn’t buried alive, and more! Children 13 years and older welcome. Refreshments included. **Dress warmly and meet at the Conservatory** Register here
State of Our Streams Thursday, December 7th 7:00 P.M. Narberth Borough Hall The Conservancy staff and Philadelphia Water Department’s Chris Anderson will examine the fundamentals of our region’s most precious natural resource – our water. During the event we will discuss actions you can take on your property to improve water quality in your neighborhood. At the end of the event there will be an opportunity to sign-up for a Stream Smart Stormwater House Call, a free program designed to help local residents better manage stormwater. Visit the Stream Smart website for more information. Light refreshments will be served. Register here