David C. Castaneda

Assistant Preserve Manager

David is Assistant Preserve Manager for our ChesLen Preserve in Chester County. The sprawling preserve is home to the Lenfest Center, and features a variety of habitats, including agricultural fields, woods, wetlands, and serpentine barrens. David says he most appreciates ChesLen’s wetlands because of the diversity of wildlife that they support.

David can often be found at ChesLen with his lovable dog, Yogi.

David had 18 years experience in property maintenance, and is also skilled in orchard farming.

Ask David about: stories from when ChesLen’s preserve center was an old mushroom cannery building!