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“Herp” Awakenings in the Brandywine region

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early spring in the Brandywine Valley and the surrounding area is the ideal time to look and listen for herps. “Herps” is short for Herpetofauna—the collective term for both reptiles and amphibians. Someone who studies herps, either as an amateur or professional, is called a...

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Environmentally friendly home deicing

Friday, January 26, 2018

Now that we are seeing a January thaw (temporary, for sure) it is a good time to think about how to treat driveways and walkways in an environmentally friendly manner. Rock salt (...

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What We Love About Fall in the Brandywine Valley

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

One of the best perks of working for the Brandywine Conservancy is that around this time of year we get to spend so much of our time outside enjoying the glorious Brandywine Valley. Whether we are organizing a volunteer tree planting, doing our annual walk-through on one of our easement...

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Celebrating World Water Monitoring Day with a Schuylkill River Sojourn

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Schuylkill River Sojourn is a unique tradition of paddling the entire Schuylkill River, from headwaters in Schuylkill Haven, through Berks and Montgomery counties, into Boathouse Row in Philadelphia. The 112 mile, 7 day canoe and kayak trip was started by a few kayakers 19 years...

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