French Creek Iron Tour
Cycling for Open Space
Join us Sunday, June 9, 2019
The 17th Annual French Creek Iron Tour is on Sunday, June 9. Click here for more information for the most beautiful bike ride in the region. The Iron Tour takes riders past the scenic protected lands in northern Chester County and allows French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust to continue preserving the area’s natural resources.
Gather your friends, families, and team members and sign up for the Iron Tour! More information is provided on the website, www.irontour.org.
Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors!
37th Annual Auction Party
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at Stonewall in Elverson, Pennsylvania
The Annual Auction Party is an evening of dinner, cocktails, and friends in support of French & Pickering. During the event, guests are given the opportunity
to bid on a wide selection of interesting items and unique experiences. Join us!
All proceeds benefit the mission of French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust!
SECOND SUNDAY HIKES
Second Sunday Hikes
Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a guided hike with a naturalist! Learn about nature and how to protect open space as we hike though beautiful French & Pickering protected lands. Each hike will go through varying habitats, including woodlands and meadows, providing incredible views of northern Chester County.
Reservations are required. To RSVP and learn more about Second Sunday Hikes, send us an email at email@example.com
Hike locations and updates will be posted on this page.
Sunday, July 14 at 1pm
Back by popular demand!
Join us for a family-friendly, guided yoga hike on July 14, 2019 at 1:00pm. Lead by local yoga teacher & nature enthusiast Daniel S. Bower (RYT 200hr Konalani) and courtesy of Human Breathing Yoga Studio (Morgantown, PA), participants will be lead on a scenic hike along the Horseshoe Trail, with stops along the way to try basic yoga postures and meditation.
This is a good opportunity for curious aspiring yogis, seasoned pros, and anyone who wants an overall pleasant, calming experience. All are welcome, at all skill levels. Bring water, an open mind, and a willing spirit. No yoga mat necessary. Sadly, no dogs.
Location: We will be meeting in the parking lot at 3047 Yellow Springs Road, Charlestown, PA. (If your GPS takes you to a barn, you are in the wrong parking lot. Please continue southeast down Yellow Springs Road to the paved parking area.)
To RSVP, please email Kersten Appler at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9 – 2019 French Creek Iron Tour
May 11 – Guided Bird Walk
April 14 – Welkinweir – Nature Photography Hike
March 24 – Horseshoe Trail – Yoga Hike
February 10 – Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area – Bird Watching Field Trip
January 13 – St. Peter’s Village
November 11 – Brightside Farm
October 14 – Horse Shoe Trail
September 9 – Brightside Park
Join a birding expert on a monthly guided walk through the Great Marsh, an ancient periglacial marsh and the largest marsh in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
This event is hosted by the Great Marsh Institute, a newly established non-profit with the mission of supporting scientific studies and educational opportunities for all. The monthly bird walk is free, but donations are welcome.
UPCOMING BIRD WALKS
May Bird Walk
May 5, 2019 – 6:30am-10:30am
Location: 28 Moores Rd, Elverson, PA 19520
Big Birding Day Fundraiser
May 11, 2019 – 6:00am-5:00pm
Location: 28 Moores Rd, Elverson PA 19520
This year The Great Marsh Institute is offering a unique charity birding experience, The GMI Big Birding Day, for a group of four people interested in experiencing a memorable day of birding while contributing to GMI’s mission to provide scientific and educational studies. This event will be held on Saturday, May 11th 2019. 176 species have been recorded on the property to date and we are hoping to see/hear over 90 species with a possibility of over 100!