During these times our natural resources seem more important than ever.  Nature provides nourishment, normalcy, exercise and peace of mind.  On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day we want to give a little shout out to the local organizations working so hard to protect, share and educate us about the importance of the ecology around us.  From trail creation to fresh water protection, we are a community rich in respected and pioneering entities working to protect that natural world around us, including providing a home to the late great Ian McHarg, one of the speakers from the 1st Earth Day celebration 50 years ago. (Read more about Ian McHarg’s involvement in the first Earth Day celebration in this profile from WHYY). Consider making a donation to one or many of these worthy organizations.

Anson B. Nixon Parkhttps://www.facebook.com/AnsonBNixonPark/

Brandywine Conservancyhttps://www.facebook.com/BrandywineConservancy/ (click here to learn more about a great app for local trails and natural areasBrandywine Greenway)

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance https://www.facebook.com/BrandywineRedClay/

Kennett Trails Alliance – a collaborative effort to maintain and create a trail system in and around Kennnett Square.

Kennett Township Sustainable Development OfficeBarkingfield Park information 

The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester Countyhttps://www.facebook.com/TLCforSCC/

Mt. Cubahttps://www.facebook.com/MtCubaCenter/

Natural Lands Trusthttps://www.facebook.com/NatLands/

Stroud Water Reseach CenterVirtual learning resources  –
Stroud is hosting a facebook talk today about stream health and protection 

We have updated a recent blog post on Garden and Nature resources — make sure you check it out here.

Parents looking for more resources for outdoor education and activities to keep your kids busy check out these websites recommended by beloved science teacher Chris Braunstein

Happy Earth Day!  (love this beautiful card from local artist & illustrator Suzanne Gaadt)