“What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly…If the inhabitants of a town were wise, they would seek to preserve these things, though at a considerable expense; for such things educate far more than any hired teachers or preachers, or any at present recognized system of school education.” – Henry David Thoreau, Journal 3, January 1861
Upcoming Events and Announcements for 2016
The Pennsbury Land Trust Invites You!
Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m
Pennsbury Township Building
Learn about the wildflowers, plants, and trees native to Chester County. Get ideas for using them in formal or naturalistic design in your backyard.
Guest Speaker: Karen Travers, biologist with Mount Cuba Center Learn how to site, plant and combine local favorites to add color, interest, and natural beauty.
The Pennsbury Land Trust has invited tree expert Jason Lubar to share information with local residents on how to care for backyard trees that may have suffered from storm damage or disease, what to do to protect trees and keep them healthy. Jason is an associate director of urban forestry, Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania, a board-certified master arborist, and has been a popular consultant featured on regional radio talk shows and in regional press.
This is a FREE, PLT-sponsored event. Reservations are requested, but not required. RSVP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org by note to PLT- Speaker Series, 702 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Wine, cheese, sweets and coffee will be served.
Specific questions for Karen may be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
Volunteers are sought to join our Stream Watch Team in monitoring water quality in Pennsbury Township waterways. This fall, Stream Watch Testing will be done this fall on Craig’s Mill Run and Cossart Creek. Changes in the environment tend to take place over long periods of time and if left unchecked, can lead to unhealthy waterways. We regularly test water quality and keep records so that we will be alerted if changes occur. Nature is in a delicate balance that requires diversity of plants and animals. Some plants are beneficial while others are considered weeds, likewise, some insects are beneficial while others are considered pests. We wade into the streams to collect and study the organisms living there, hoping to find diversity as well as a high proportion of beneficial organisms. Volunteers are welcomed to join our dedicated group as we regularly test water quality in our township. It's fun and a great learning experience. No experience is required. Because our ability to test is dependent on weather, our schedule changes frequently. For more information, please contact the Land Trust at 610-388-7323 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org