“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 2017
The Pennsbury Land Trust Invites You!
AUDUBON EXPERT TO SPEAK ON “THE NATIVE BIRD CONNECTION”
Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m
Pennsbury Township Building
Steven Saffier has been instrumental in developing the National Audubon At Home initiative which brings attention to the natural world we see in our backyards, schoolyards, small and large open spaces and how that natural world connects to migratory and year-round birds. What makes these areas attractive to birds? Why do certain migratory birds choose to stop by our township? Steven has worked for the National Audubon Society since 2003 and at its state office in Pennsylvania since 2007. He developed the first statewide backyard habitat registration program in the Audubon network and one of the first municipal programs. He is on the development committee of National Audubon’s forthcoming Bird Friendly Communities Initiative.
Please join us in welcoming Steven Saffier as our PLT 2017Annual Meeting speaker. Get a bird’s eye view of what specific native plants provide resources for both migratory and year-round bird species. Learn what you can do to welcome birds into your backyard while providing ecological landscaping that has far-reaching benefits in creating a healthy and sustainable environment for us all.
This is a FREE, PLT-sponsored event. Reservations are requested, but not required. RSVP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org or by note to PLT- Speaker Series, 702 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. Wine, cheese, sweets and coffee will be served.
Specific questions for Steven may be submitted in advance to email@example.com.
Volunteers are sought to join our Stream Watch Team in monitoring the water quality in Pennsbury waterways. On site training is provided.
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