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Stardust Summer Celebration

June 2, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Do you have Stardust! questions? This document will provide the answers!

Stardust: It’s literal. It’s metaphorical. And when it touches us, it’s magical!

Vast meadows, expansive views, wooded hills, and soaring raptors. Let Bryn Coed Preserve enchant and inspire you as we celebrate the gift of open space.

The magic of Stardust—Natural Lands’ annual summer celebration and fundraiser—emanates from the experience of being wrapped in a stunning, conserved landscape as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss this evening of cocktails, roving supper, and much merriment under the stars!

Natural Lands’ regional mission to provide land for life and nature for all is vital. Your ticket purchase will advance our highest priorities for saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors and each other.

So, join us for the fun of it all. But know that your support will have an impact, and together we make a difference. Today. And forever.

RSVP by May 26th to ensure your space at this always sold-out event. Questions, please call 610-353-5587 ext. 232.


Bryn Coed Preserve
1869 Flint Road
Chester Springs , PA 19425


June 2, 2023
6:30pm - 9:30pm

In 2017, Natural Lands protected a 1,505-acre mosaic of forest and farmland known as Bryn Coed—which means “wooded hill” in Welsh. In doing so, we saved one of the largest remaining unprotected swaths of land in the greater Philadelphia region from becoming a housing development.

The preserve includes a Pennsylvania Champion white oak, the headwaters of the Pickering Creek, and several Bald Eagle nesting spots. Miles of hiking trails meander past 19th century stone farmhouses, historical ruins, and other remnants of the land’s agricultural past.

Please note: a portion of the trails traverse private property. Please respect the owners’ privacy and stay on the trails.

event co-chairs
Cynthia and Paul Black
Christy and George Martin
Eliza and Peter Zimmerman 

event committee 
Franny and Franny Abbott
Barbara B. and Theodore R. Aronson
Laura Snead and Bob Berry
Lloyd and Thacher Brown
Bob and Shelley Casciato
Rayenne Chen
Jarrodd Davis
Ginger and Richard Dietrich
Angela and Jason Duckworth
Ann and Brad Dyer
Phoebe and Rush Fisher
Regina A. Hairston
Gail Harrity and Sandy Tilney
Anna Haslinsky and Eric Miller
Alice and Peter Hausmann
Meagan and Riley Hennessy
Ann and Steven Hutton
Kathy and Jeff Idler
Paulina L. Jerez and Simon Fraser
Alison and Michel Larocque
Ann Loftus and Eileen Talone
Kelly and John Martini
Quincy and David McCoy
Terri and Ranney Moran
Leah and Jason Morganroth
Susan Mucciarone and David Moore
Wadia Mulla and Stephan Pahides
Monika M. Panger
Jane G. Pepper
David and Laurie Robinson
Ellen K. Scott
Missy Shaffer and Ben Barnett
Christine J. Smith
Suzanne and Bob Stetson
Christine Stoner 

Cindy and Doug Tallamy
Mary Jane Goodman and Drew VandenBrul
Kim and Drew Wallace
Lee and Bill Warden
Penny and Tom Watkins
Kim and Dave Weaver
Bill Webb
David White and Leigh Godfrey

thank you to our sponsors 

milky way galaxy
Christy and George Martin 

lead astronomer
Brown Brothers Harriman
Phoebe A. Driscoll 

Shreiner Tree Care 

rings of saturn
Jeffrey A. Miller Catering 

brightly shining jupiter
4V Services
Cynthia and Paul Black
Bob and Shelley Casciato 

John B. Ward & Co.
Peter Zimmerman Architects
Christine and Lawrence Smith Charitable Trust  

Wawa, Inc.
Wyncote Foundation/Leonard C. Haas 

starry night
1919 Investment Counsel
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Lloyd and Thacher Brown
Ginger and Richard Dietrich 

Ann and Brad Dyer 

F.L. Bissinger Architects
Fiduciary Trust International
GreenWeaver Landscapes
David W. Haas
Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
Jordahl Engineering & Mechanical LLC
Kreischer Miller 

Ann T. Loftus and Eileen M. Talone
Quincy and David McCoy
PS Davis Masonry 

PURE Insurance
The Safegard Group, Inc.
Schultz & Williams/Susan Scauzzo
SITE Engineering Concepts, LLC
Mary Jane Goodman and Drew VandenBrul
Nancy and Jim Ward 

stardust catcher
Sarah and Oliver Bass 
Kate and Kell Damsgaard
Eleanor L. Davis  

Julia and Eugene Ericksen
Rob Fenza
Debby Flint 

Alice and Peter Hausmann
Ann and Steven Hutton
Paulina Jerez and Simon Fraser 
Barbara and Don Knabb 

Kelly and John Martini
Susan Mucciarone and David Moore 

Jane G. Pepper
Richard Roark
Ellen K. Scott 

Missy Shaffer and Ben Barnett 

Robert and Suzanne Stetson
Harriet and Larry Stone
Lee and Bill Warden
Pat and Chris Washburn
Dilys Winegrad and Gerald Moored 

in-kind support
wine provided by Moore Brothers Delaware
event sound and lighting by Synergetic
ChesMont Astronomical Society
Dooley-Pyne Landscape Co., Inc.
Gregory Blue
Claire Rosen 

as of May 31, 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for a way to share your personal or professional commitment to conservation? Stardust event sponsorship is an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and civic and philanthropic leaders to support Natural Lands’ regional priorities for saving open space, caring for nature, and connecting people to the outdoors and each other. Join our constellation of conservation supporters today!

Contact Lisa, our Director of Institutional Giving, 610-353-5587 x 258 or sponsor now.


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Thank you to our sponsors!

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.

Photography policy:
Attendance at Natural Lands programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.

Participant Waiver:
By registering for this event, I, as the participant, and/or parent or legal guardian of a minor participant, do hereby understand and acknowledge that by participating, in this, or any, Natural Lands’ event or activity, I am agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless Natural Lands, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein).

I further acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of the Program and related Activities and my and/or the Minor’s experience and capabilities, and believe that I and/or the minor are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions of participation.

I fully understand that: (a) the Program and related Activities involve risks and dangers of damage to personal property and serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my and/or the Minor’s own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or the negligence of the “releasees” as aforementioned; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I and/or the minor incur as a result of my participation or that of the Minor in the Activity.

I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Natural Lands or any of their “releasees” from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property, or other damages on my and/or the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the “releasees” or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement I, the Minor, or anyone on the Minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I have read this Agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by registering for this event, and have done so freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid, the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.