Stewardship Showcase: Gwynedd
Gwynedd Preserve | Sat, September 30, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
More than just a beautiful place to visit, Gwynedd Preserve reflects Natural Lands’ innovative strategies to plant native perennials for the benefit of birds and pollinators. Join us to stroll picturesque trails while Preserve Manager Tom Kershner explains meadow restoration experiments as well as wetland restoration and reforestation projects impacted by the emerald ash borer beetle.
Gwynedd Preserve is an oasis of nature nestled among the highly developed suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales. After more than a century in agriculture, the preserve’s fields are being carefully restored. A walk along the trails reveals a re-emerging ecosystem of native plants including warm-season grasses and wildflowers.
The meadow and forest habitats here are particularly important because they are connected to other preserved lands in the Wissahickon Creek watershed. The entire 26-mile length of the riparian corridor of the Wissahickon Creek greenway is protected by private landowners and conservation organizations, as well as township and state entities.
What to wear:
- Dress for the season and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, to protect you from poison ivy and brambles
- Bug spray and hat are suggested
What to bring:
- Refillable water bottle
Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
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.
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