Local events of interest:

May 8, 2012

These activities aren’t our own scheduled events (you can see those here). But they pass by some Natural Lands Trust Preserves whether on water or on land, or are related to our mission.

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is coming up fast: June 2 – 8. It’s the annual guided canoe/kayak trip from Schuylkill Haven to Philadelphia over seven days. You can attend for one day or all. On the way you’ll pass a Natural Lands Trust preserve, Andruss Island, and many of the landscapes through which you paddle are among those that NLT has had a role in protecting: the Schuylkill Highlands and the Hopewell Big Woods. My favorite line from their website: “And though the same route is paddled every year, a different river greets us every June.” Pre-registration is required.

The 10th annual French Creek Iron Tour will roam over the hills and valleys of northern Chester County on Sunday, June 10. This fundraiser for French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust offers routes of 10, 20, 34, 50, 64, 75, and 100 miles. Some of those tours will pass through the Hopewell Big Woods and they usually pass us at our Crow’s Nest Preserve. Pre-registration is required.

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will host their 5th annual bike ride, Bike Fresh Bike Local on September 23. Offering three routes from 25 to 75 miles the routes will highlight the farms of Chester County.

For something a bit more relaxing, check out a talk author Nancy Ross will be giving at Penn State Great Valley on June 6 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Called Seeing Trees, Ross will “share the rewards of attentive tree watching and discuss seldom-seen, but easily observable, tree ‘secrets’ found in our own backyards.” Free, but pre-registration is required.

Posted by Daniel Barringer on May 8, 2012.