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, and of course, capture their memories in Claire Rosen’s photo booth.
All proceeds benefit the mission of French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust!
We are so grateful to our 37th Annual Auction Sponsors
We couldn’t do it without you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Get Grateful”- A Gratitude Hike at Six Penny Trail French Creek State Park
Sunday November 10th, 2019 8am-10am
French & Pickering Creeks Conversation Trust will be hosting a 4.2-mile hike at French Creek State Park near Elverson, PA (Northern Chester County). We will be hiking the Six Penny Trail, which is considered a moderate hike according to AllTrails.com.
This trail offers visitors a glimpse of the historic Six Penny Recreation Area where dam ruins and the park’s original picnic grounds can be seen. The trail is well forested and rather rocky. This trail can be muddy as we will be walking near a stream and have received a lot of rain. On the upside, you will see gorgeous moss-covered boulders at the mid- point of the trail. Please wear your hiking boots if you have them.
Thanksgiving always inspires a certain degree of gratitude. We will be infusing gratitude throughout this hike in a fun way.
French Creek State Park (https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/FrenchCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx) is an oasis for people and wildlife which straddles the Schuylkill Highlands. The park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City and contains 7,730 acres.
For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events, and how to get involved, please visit the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust (insert link here). The land trust is a nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land.
RSVP will be required for this hike. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Age Appropriate: 8 years+
Items to bring: Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Binoculars if you’d like to look at birds. Perhaps a piece of fruit to snack on.
October-Walking History Tour- Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve
September- Hawk Mountain
August 11th- Dog Hike at Warwick ParkJuly 14th- Yoga Hike Brightside Farm
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
THIRD THURSDAY TALK
Join us for our Third Thursday Talk
Ecologist Scott Bush Talks about Invasive Fish, Fowl & Flora
Interested? RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotted Lanternfly- Dr. Heather Leach
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
Our next Bird Walk with the Great Marsh Institute will be in November. Stay tuned for more details.
All are welcome, no sign up for this Bird Walk. There will be a round table discussion afterward talking about bluebird boxes, bird call monitoring at night, and Motos, a system that monitors birds that have been tagged.
Click here to learn more.
French Creek Iron Tour
Cycling for Open Space
Join us Sunday, June 14, 2020
The 18th Annual French Creek Iron Tour is on Sunday, June 14th 2020. 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!
Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve
Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve
This gorgeous, historic, and bio-diverse preserve has been a project in the works for several years. Thanks to our supporters, volunteers and staff, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is proud to own and protect the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve.