Staff Meeting at ChesLen Preserve

June 7, 2013

Yesterday we held our first staff meeting in the new Lenfest Center at ChesLen Preserve. It’s a beautiful space in a beautiful preserve, and we took advantage of the good weather to take a hayride to see a portion of the preserve and the Stargazers’ Stone. Molly Morrison and others presented information about the facility and events being planned there.



Below, Diane Rosencrance discusses with Steve Longnecker the plantings that will grow around the arbor. Diane designed the planting and with some help planted it yesterday.


If you would like to check out this space it will be opening to the public in a little more than a week. Sunday, June 16 will be the Lenfest Center Community Day. There will be building tours, preserve walks, refreshments, and activities for the whole family. This event is free and pre-registration is not necessary. Drop by anytime between 1:00-4:00 PM.

Lenfest Center Community Day is part of a weekend-long celebration of the completion of the facility and philanthropists Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest, whose generosity made the facility possible. An evening of cocktails, music, and star-gazing in the Lenfests’ honor will also be held at the Center on Saturday, June 15. Proceeds for the event will go to ChesLen-based land conservation efforts.

The Lenfest Center provides offices and maintenance facilities for the preserve’s management staff, as well as gathering spaces for visitors, volunteers, and local community groups.