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West Laurel Hill

Linwood Park BioBlitz @ Linwood Park
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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**

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The Golden Age of the American Country Club @ The Cynwyd Club
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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Conservancy Member: $20

Non-Member: $30

Cynwyd Club Member: FREE

Wolfe Society: FREE

Stormwater Runoff 5k Trail Run @ Flat Rock Park
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.


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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

Open Space Zoning Lecture @ Idlewild Farm Preserve
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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Historic Preservation Zoning Lecture @ West Laurel Hill Conservatory
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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Nighttime History Hike: Odd Stories of West Laurel Hill @ West Laurel Hill Cemetery Conservatory
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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**

State of Our Streams @ Narberth Borough Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

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