Timeline Photos The 2nd Annual Penn Wynne Earth Day is one week from Sunday (4/27, 1 - 4pm) at @[131965840181542:274:Wynnewood Valley Park], and it will be bigger and better than ever! Riverbend will be back with animals & stream walks, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Natural Sciences will be on hand to talk about insects! Sweet Mabel will return with another great craft activity, Wolf PAC will share a preview of "Shrek the Musical", there will be scavenger hunts and gardening activities and Tesla will be showing off one of their amazing electric cars. There will be food (Vernalicious and KOV ice cream) and music, plus lots of information about clean energy, recycling and community supported agriculture. To top it off, Penn Wynne Green is sponsoring a Freecycle where you can donate your old treasures or find new ones! Hope to see you there!
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From our Friends at West Laurel Hill Cemetery ... two great green events this Sunday.
Timeline Photos How are you celebrating Earth Month? Why not join West Laurel Hill for a day of celebration on April 27th? We begin the morning with It’s a Green Thing at 9am, which includes a walk to our green burial section and a panel discussion. At 1pm, join us for the 4 Seasons Spring Arbor Tour. More details can be found on the image below. RSVP to email@example.com or 610-668-9900!
Spanish Flu of the Tree World? Emerald Ash Borer Talk and Tour Some have said the coming of the emerald ash borer to our community is the arbor-equivalent to the spanish flu. The emerald ash borer, a pest of the ash tree, has been found in surrounding counties and will be moving into Montgomery next. Learn about the varieties of ash trees we have locally through a tour with Barnes Foundation head gardener, Drew Lehrian, and learn how you can treat your green ash trees for this pest with SavATree arborist, Alison Pottage. Pre-Registration Required. Please email, Eve Hundt, firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Children’s Earth Day Forest Saturday, April 26 – Rolling Hill Park Free! 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Explore the Homemade Forest Plant A Native Pollinator Plant Experience LIVE butterflies and show from Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary Make A Bee-autiful craft Play on our Natural Playscape This Event Sponsored By:
Charles C. Knox Home A unique chance to see the building while unoccupied and look at its private collections. Spring 2014 Historic Preservation Lecture Events: May 22: Household of Faith Deliverance May 29: Saint Charles Seminary June 5: Barker Mill To Register for this event, click here. To Register for the complete series, click here. Or call the Conservancy at 610.645.9030
The History of Milling in the Mid-Atlantic The Conservancy is thrilled to host mill historian and Executive Director of Newlin Grist Mill, Tony Shahan. His talk uses images of mills from around the country to discuss topics like what is a mill, what does it take to support a mill, and what did a grist mill look like throughout America’s history. Shahan will share his personal experience as Driector for the Newlin Grist Mill and explain the types of equipment and water systems used historical in milling. Tony Shahan has been working with the restoration and operation of historic grist mills since 1992. He is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks and the University of Delaware History and Museum Studies programs. His diverse career has included working with the National Park Service, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, private non-profits like Greenbank Mill and Philips Farm, and worked as a consultant for restoration and milling projects for the past 18 years. For the past five years, Tony has been the Director for the Newlin Grist Mill in Concordville, PA. His career has allowed him to explore interests in other areas include archaeology, historic process, woodworking, masonry, and other restoration trades. To Register, click here. Or call the Conservancy at 610.645.9030
The winter tradition continues as the Lower Merion Conservancy partners with Bridlewild Trails Association, the Henry Foundation for Botanical Research, Palace Mission, and Riverbend Environmental Education Center to present a series of free hikes for adults and children ages 8 & up. Enjoy the company of friends during a brisk walk through the treasured fields and forests of Lower Merion! On-leash, well-behaved dogs are welcome, however please note that dogs are not permitted at the Henry Foundation or Palace Mission. Thank You! Trek 4: Divine Saunter Mother Divine leads a peaceful stroll across the rolling hills surrounding Woodmont, the home of Palace Mission, the 1892 mansion of steel magnate Alan Wood, Jr. The building is a certified National Landmark and member of the Conservancy’s Architectural Hall of Fame. Claimed as the highest spot in the county, this historic property provides participants with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Enter Palace Mission via the gate on Gingko Ln. No Registration Required
Household of Faith Deliverance Patrick Hildebrandt from Philadelphia Church Project reviews some of the spectacular church buildings in the area. Spring 2014 Historic Preservation Lecture Events: April 27: Charles C. Knox Home May 29: Saint Charles Seminary June 5: Barker Mill To Register, click here. To Register for the complete series, click here. Or call the Conservancy at 610.645.9030
Gala@ The home of Dean Adler and Susanna Lachs Adler
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – May 28 @ 9:00 pm
Join us for an exquisite evening in the beautiful gardens of Dean Alder and Susanna Lachs Adler. Nestled in Gladwyne, the Adlers’ wonderfully historic home was built in 1850 and has been thoughtfully restored and impeccably cared for by the family for the past 20 years. Hidden from street view, the backyard opens to a series of elegant, tiered gardens with surprises around every corner. Using a unique blend of architecture and the natural environment, the gardens are enhanced with regionally appropriate materials and historical elements. These gardens are some of the most beautiful and special we have ever seen. Gala Ticket Levels: Benefactor $500 each Patron $350 each Sponsor $275 each Supporter $175 each To purchase tickets CLICK HERE
Join Professors Aaron Wunsch and Jeff Cohen discuss the importance of Architect Samuel Sloan and the preservation of his work at St. Charles Seminary. To Register for this event, click here. To Register for the complete series, click here. This season’s Historic Preservation Lecture Series focuses on the 2014 Preservation WatchList. Each event highlights a site and issue that was presented in this year’s WatchList. To learn more about this year’s WatchList, click here. The Spring Historic Preservation Lecture Series events are below: Charles C. Knox Home – April 27, 2014 – 2PM – 4PM. Household of Faith Deliverance – May 22, 2014 – 6:30PM – 8PM. Barker Mill – June 5, 2014 – 6:00PM – 7:30PM.
Barker Mill Richard Demirjian, Professor of History from Rutgers University will discuss the importance of this building in early America. This event includes access to the mill for the first time in over 10 years! Space is limited, registration is required. Spring 2014 Historic Preservation Lecture Events: April 27: Charles C. Knox Home May 22: Household of Faith Deliverance May 29: Saint Charles Seminary To Register for this event, click here. To Register for the complete series, click here. Or call the Conservancy at 610.645.9030
The Conservancy is thrilled to again be offering two week-long Stream Camps in 2013. The camp runs daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Here is a list of the sessions: Session 1: August 18-22, 2014 Ages: 6-10 Session 2: August 25-28, 2014 Ages: 6-10 Registration: LMC Members: $375 (one child with Member discount) $325 (second child with Member and sibling discount) Non Member: $400 (one child with non-member ) $350 (second child non-member and sibling discount) To Register you child/s for Stream Camp on-line with a credit card CLICK HERE To register and pay with a check please call 610.645.9030