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Volunteer Tree Planting Party

ChesLen Preserve | Sat, November 10, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Grab gloves and help us plant several hundred native trees!

By planting trees, we’re helping to create forest habitat, improve air quality, clean our water supply, and reduce flooding. Plus, volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people.

This project is made possible by a TreeVitalize grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

NOTE: Volunteers meet and park along Kelsall Road, between Route 162 and Cannery Road – NOT at the Lenfest Center.

This GPS address will get you close: 1251 Kelsall Road, Coatesville, PA. Fromthere, continue half-mile south down Kelsall to the tree planting site.


ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


November 10, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm

ChesLen Preserve is the largest privately owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County. Miles of marked hiking trails lead visitors through shady woodlands, flower-filled meadows, fields of corn and soybeans, and stream valleys.

Visitors can also explore Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround, where young explorers can climb logs, build stick tee-pees, hunt for bugs, explore small streams, and get a little dirty, tired, and inspired. Free play is encouraged and is a great way for kids to gain an appreciation for nature.

  • Dress for the season and wear sturdy shoes.
  • Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts—poison ivy and brambles may be present.
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Ticks and bugs are possible; bug spray recommended.
  • Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
  • No experience necessary; instruction will be provided.
  • Tools and gloves will be provided; bring your own if you’d like.
  • Suitable for ages 12+.
  • Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain, and get dirty.


Event is free. Please complete and submit the secure, online registration form below to let us know you are coming, or contact Becky Rennix, brennix@natlands.org, 610-353-5587 ext. 214.

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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