31st Annual Auction 2013 - Saturday, November 9, 2013
It's not to late to Walk on the Wild Side! Join us for an evening of adventure, food and great fun, enabling the Trust to strengthen it's ongoing conservation activities. Beginning at 6:00 pm, the party will be at Stonewall in Elverson. Register NOW!
Committee members Alice Waters, Ray McOrmond, Vicky Hanko and Carolyn Heathcote stand with some of the featured birdhouses painted by local artists.
Want to learn more about invasive plants and what you can do about them? Check out this video, "Can This Woods Be Saved?," starring the Trust's very own Donna Delany. This first episode on Vine Removal.
Why Not Be First?!
French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is the recipient of the first grant issued through the newly-created Northern Conservation Initiative of Chester County.
The Trust will use the $158,500 grant, along with three other funding sources, to purchase a 91- acre conservation easement on "Why Not Farm" in East Nantmeal Township. Owned and operated by the Nestorick Family since the 1950’s, "Why Not Farm" is populated with Texas Longhorn and Scottish Highland cattle grazing its pastures. A farm store is located on the property selling eggs, beef and Mary Nestorick's goat milk soap.
Upon receiving the grant, Trust Conservation Director Pam Brown expressed her gratitude by saying, “I would like to thank Open Space Director Bill Gladden and the Chester County Commissioners for their vision in creating a new funding source for valuable projects that don’t quite fit into existing grant programs. The conservation project on "Why Not Farm" creates a buffer for the Hopewell Big Woods and the Great Marsh, enhancing the protection of environmentally sensitive habitat and water resources.”
L to R: Chester County Commissioner Terence Farrell, Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, Pam Brown FPCCT, Carol Nestorick Heilner, Larry Heilner, Commissioner Ryan Costello, Cathryn Nestorick, Ray Nestorick, Jr. Not pictured: Mary Nestorick.