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Volunteer – Take on Trails at our NaturePlayGround
ChesLen Preserve | Wed, July 17, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
During hot summer days, kids clamor to explore the shaded hollows of Ollie Owl’s NaturePlayGround. Join Natural Lands staff and volunteers as we tidy this special space so little visitors can continue to fall in love with nature through outdoor play. We’ll trim trails, spread mulch, and spruce-up in general.
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 our NaturePlayGround, but this volunteer work day is for ages 12 and up, due to rugged terrain and heavy equipment on-site.)
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+; minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
- 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 Debbie Beer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-353-5587 ext. 266.
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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