Our partners at Academy of Natural Sciences are presenting on the hot topic of lead in drinking water! Tomorrow night we'll be talking about our communities local waterways and issues that they face! Join us at the cottage for the second of our three Watershed Naturalist Program! #themoreyouknow ... See MoreSee Less
Become a part of the second class of certified Watershed Naturalists with the Lower Merion Conservancy! This certification course is designed to promote awareness, understanding and respect for our community’s natural landscape and the plants and animals that depend on it for survival. Discover the important ecological principles of our watershed and the flora and fauna that they supports. Three course are offered with well-known experts and can be taken individually or as a package. Lecture 1, Wednesday, April 27: Flora with Karen Snetselaar. Lecture 2, Wednesday, May 4: Local Waterways with Chelsea Heck Lecture 3, Wednesday, May 11: Fauna with local expert Debbie Carr. Participation in all three lectures is required to receive a Watershed Naturalist Certificate.
DUE TO FORECAST WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS EVENT TILL SUNDAY, MAY 15! Purchased from five Welshman by Richard Davis in 1686 for 32 pounds, 16 shillings, the town now known as Ardmore has gone through many transformations over the years. From farmland with just a handful of homes to a thriving neighbor-hood with hundreds of homes by the 1880s. Join us for a walking tour of this historic neighborhood and discover its history. End the tour with a reception of light refreshments.
Poe once wrote, “Even in the grave, all is not lost.” He was indeed correct, as anyone can tell by simply stepping through the beautiful iron gates of West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Join us for a one-of-a-kind tour tailored specifically for the Conservancy by our friends at WLHC. You’ll tour magnificent architect-designed mausoleums, many with unique adornments and stained-glass windows. Learn a bit about the well-known who have been laid to rest here and enter the receiving vaults, unopened to the public for years! End the evening with a reception at WLHC’s Conservatory. Historic Preservation Lectures Sponsored by:
Co-Sponsored by Friends of Linwood Park and Delaware Valley Ornithology Club Birding is a great activity for the entire family, but children and adults learn differently. Join us for a unique program that will run simultaneous birding programs for adults and kids! Delaware Valley Ornithology Club member, Jack Creighton, will lead adults through the basics of birding and help identify some of the local birds that visit Linwood Park. Conservancy Staff will teach children about our local birds and introduce them to the wonders of birding!
Join us for a pre-opening walk of the newest spur of the Cynwyd Heritage Trail. The Pencoyd Trail, set to open June 1, is rich in history and has its own beauty and charm. Learn about the Pencoyd Iron Works industry that once thrived in this area and walk what will soon be a new bike and pedestrian-friendly trail that connects Lower Merion to Manayunk. The walk will be led by the Township’s very own Chris Leswing, Assistant Director of Building and Planning. Join us for a drink in Manayunk after the walk!
Lower Merion Conservancy 21st Annual Gala Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wooded Hill The Home of Barbara and Craig Spencer 26 Old Gulph Road, Gladwyne Every year we are fortunate to be hosted by a supporter in one of the beautiful houses of the Main Line. This year is no exception. Barbara and Craig Spencer welcome you to join us at their historic estate, Wooded Hill, in Gladwyne. Aptly named, the estate overlooks six acres of historic wooded land along scenic Mill Creek. The Spencers, lifelong residents of Lower Merion and generous Conservancy supporters, have been admirable stewards of their property for three generations and look forward to welcoming you to their home. Wooded Hills’ beautiful rolling landscape overlooks Mill Creek engulfed by wild natural gardens and scenic woodland views. Please register by Friday, April 22, 2016 to be listed on the Gala invitation. Gala Ticket Levels Diamond Benefactor: $750 Benefactor: $500 Patron: $300 Steward: $175 Purchase your tickets HERE!
The Great Depression and WWII brought about many changes, including the need for new affordable housing. Throughout the past century, several notable houses and estates of the Main Line have been lost to make way for new development. Among some of the most notable: Percival Roberts’ Penshurst; Alexander Cassatt’s Cheswold; and Archibald Barklie’s Inver House. Still others have survived and found new uses as schools, clubs, and retirement communities. Join us as we step back in time to uncover the lost history of these magnificent homes. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception.