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Volunteer – NaturePlayGround Rebuild CANCELLED

ChesLen Preserve | Sat, March 23, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm


Kids love to explore and play in Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround. They’ve used it so much, that it’s time to rebuild! Join Natural Lands staff and volunteers to help replace, repair and spruce-up features of this popular preserve space.

Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn about habitats and wildlife, while helping care for natural resources and connecting with like-minded people. Grab gloves and join us!

(We’re glad little ones love the space, but this volunteer work day is for ages 12 and up, due to rugged terrain and heavy equipment on-site).


ChesLen Preserve
1199 Cannery Road
Coatesville , PA 19320


March 23, 2019
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.

    • Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes, for walking on uneven terrain
    • Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts—poison ivy and brambles may be present.
    • Ticks and bugs are possible in all temperatures.
    • Please leave four-legged friends at home.
  • Be prepared to work on rough terrain and get dirty.
  • Tools will be provided.
  • Bring your own work gloves, or borrow ours.
  • Bring a filled water bottle, and keep hydrated.
  • No experience necessary; instruction will be provided. Suitable for ages 12+.


Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming. Questions? Contact Becky Rennix, brennix@natlands.org, 610-353-5587, x 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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