As Stewardship Coordinator, Nancy Long annually schedules and walks all of the French & Pickering eased properties. After walking a property, she writes a report that details the conditions and changes that have occurred during the year. If a violation is observed, a procedure is used to both document and correct it. Nancy observes landscapes by focusing on historic and current use, water features, native and invasive plants and habitats in general. Through her position as Stewardship Coordinator, Nancy has the opportunity to describe to landowners the unique beauty of their property, and to explain how important it is as a home to other species.
After completing the Master Naturalist course in 2010, Nancy volunteered at French & Pickering by taking photos for easement baselines. When the Stewardship Coordinator position became available in 2013, she was asked to apply. Nancy started her job of monitoring easements for French & Pickering in August 2013.
In her role, Nancy is passionate about continuing to document the features that make the French and Pickering Creeks watersheds special and unique, in hopes that this information will inspire more land conservation and better stewardship.
Nancy Long, Stewardship Coordinator, 2013 – Present
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Events Hospitality, 1994-2015
Garden Design Consultant LLC, 1990-2015
Wharton Esherick Museum Garden Design, 2012-2014
Wallingford Community Art Center, Children Secret Garden, 2007- 2013
Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, 2010
Durham University, England, B.Sc. Honors Geology, 1976-1979
Longwood Gardens Certificate of Merit Courses & Volunteer, 1994-2010
Charlestown Historical Society & Board, 1998-2013
Charlestown Historical Commission & HARB, 2013-Present
Swiss Pines Gardens Board, 1992-1994