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Volunteers Study Cobbs Creek Watershed

On March 23rd and 24th, the Lower Merion Conservancy staff joined partners from the Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, Friends’ Central School, and Villanova University to collect samples of stream life and water quality in the Cobb
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Turning the Lazy Days of Summer into Stream Fun!

At the Conservancy, many of our programs incorporate play and exploration but none more so than our annual summer Stream Camp. Last year, during the last two weeks of August, Rolling Hill Park became a playground for a group of six to ten-year-old nature lovers. Each morning, campers
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Stimulate Your Census!

Each week, rain or shine, our dedicated StreamKeepers grab their supplies and make a visit to various sampling sites along the waterways of Lower Merion. Some StreamKeepers sample the stretch of the East Branch of Indian Creek that meanders through Shortridge Memorial Park, the stretc
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2014 Sandy Drayer Environmental Scholarship / Internship

Each year, the Conservancy partners with organizations from all over the region. Our latest partnership is with The Schuylkill Headwaters Association. Through our Annual Sandy Drayer Environmental Scholarship, the Conservancy has contributed $500 to the Schuylkill Headwaters Associati
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Preservation Efforts to Save Wynnewood Bank

Preservation Efforts to Save Wynnewood Bank UPDATE: The Public Federal Savings Bank development in Wynnewood was approved by the Board of Commissioners. The building is slated for demolition. Read the Main Line Times article about the decision here. UPDATE: The Public Federal Savings
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There’s a New Bird in Town!

  If you have ventured into the great outdoors this winter, you may have had the good fortune of seeing a Snowy Owl perched in a tree or flying across the sky. This majestic bird, typically found in the Artic Circle, is moving south across North America and Eurasia in its greates
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Our Phone Lines are Down!

Hey folks, with all this snow, the blustery winds, and sub-zero temps we have lost our phone line! We are sorry if you have tried calling us over the last couple days and gotten a busy signal. We are hoping to be back online within the next day or so. In the meantime, if you have any
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Help Save Our Pollinators

The striking August 17 cover of Time Magazine portrayed a honey bee with its wings fluttering full speed, struggling against a solid black background.  Beneath the bee, the words written were difficult to ignore: “The price we’ll pay if we don’t figure out what’s killing the honeybee.
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Stormwater Runoff 5K Trail Run

A big thank you to our sponsors, participants and spectators.  We had a fabulous day – the rain stopped just in time to allow us to run but also see the impacts of stormwater runoff with all the trash and muddy water moving down the Schuylkill River.  Congratulations to our top
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