Working to preserve, steward and connect people
to the land in northern Chester County since 1967
Save the date for the 22nd Annual French Creek Iron Tour on Sunday, June 9, 2024!
The Templin Woods Preserve will be closed for deer management Oct. 19-21, Nov. 25-Dec. 2, and Dec. 26-Jan 2. The Templin Woods Preserve will be open between each of these closures. The Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve will remain open during these dates. Thank you.
French Creek Iron Tour
Each June, French & Pickering hosts their Annual French Creek Iron Tour to bring together cyclists and community members to support land preservation efforts across northern Chester County. Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Iron Tour on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Registration opens January 2024.
French & Pickering works collaboratively with individual landowners, local and state governments and other conservation organizations to ensure the preservation of the French and Pickering Creeks watersheds, which contain some of the most scenic lands in Pennsylvania.
French & Pickering hosts in-person and online events including monthly, free educational events. Each June, more than 1,000 people participate in the French Creek Iron Tour, a cycling event for all levels. Each November, our community joins together for our Auction Party.
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Your support will make a better tomorrow.
French & Pickering is the only conservation organization solely focused on beautiful northern Chester County. Your gift to French & Pickering directly supports the conservation of natural resources and green spaces in our region. A gift today protects habitat and keeps the community healthier, happier and preserved in perpetuity.
The Board, Staff and Volunteers of French & Pickering perform many interdependent tasks that all work together toward the preservation of our beautiful shared places and spaces of northern Chester County. Learn more about this community of dedicated people.
Now more than ever, we must Stand for the Land to ensure French & Pickering’s conservation legacy in northern Chester County can survive the challenges ahead and succeed in the preservation of over 15,000 acres of yet unprotected critical habitat in northern Chester County.
Stand for the Land is a $6 million Capital Campaign that with its success, will make French & Pickering self-sustaining enabling us to be your local preservation organization in northern Chester County forever.
Since our conservation work is forever, we need to be to!
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