Willistown Township to Celebrate Opening of Serpentine Preserve
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2014
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Willistown, Pa. – Officials and residents will gather Saturday to mark the opening of Willistown Township’s newest park, the Serpentine Preserve.
The 22-acre park offers a woodland hiking trail that connects to Natural Lands Trust’s adjacent Willisbrook Preserve, a 126 nature preserve that contains a large section of rare serpentine barrens habitat. The barrens support a diverse variety of plants, including several that are rare or endangered. Willistown Township’s new park is named the Serpentine Preserve because it provides improved access to and added protection for the barrens.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by guided hikes of both the Serpentine Preserve and Natural Lands Trust’s Willisbrook Preserve.
WHEN: Saturday, September 6, 2014; 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 1:30pm.
WHERE: The entrance and parking for the Serpentine Preserve is located at 143 Line Road, Malvern.
WHO: Scheduled speakers include:
- PA Representative Duane Milne
- Bob Lange, Supervisor, Willistown Township
- Mary McLoughlin, Park & Recreation Director, Willistown Township
- Molly Morrison, President, Natural Lands Trust
- Bill Gladden, Director of Open Space Preservation, Chester County