Ashbridge Memorial Park

Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

In 2002, the Conservancy partnered with the Bryn Mawr College’s School of Social Work and Lower Merion Township to create Lower Merion’s first streambank stabilization project using some funds from DEP’s Growing Greener program.  Steep, crumbling streambanks, deteriorating bridges and excessive flooding brought the partnership together to find a solution.  Stream banks were smoothed, extra bridges removed and extensive native plantings worked to stop erosion and soak up water before it flooded downstream.  Now the site is a great demonstration of native plantings and it is full of great wildlife. 

Ashbridge restored root wad boulder

Ashbridge stream erosion 2002

2002: Ashbridge Memorial Park

Interpretive sign