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    Dog Days of Summer

    Thursday, August 7 6:00pm Stateline Woods Preserve: 814 Merrybell Lane, Kennett Square PA, 19348 Join TLC for a canine friendly evening: New to the area? Get to know Stateline Woods Preserve trails with the dog “orienteering” course. Want to learn behavioral tips for your dog? Learn tricks of the trade from Positive Results Dog Training! […]

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    Chandler Mill Bridge

    BREAKING NEWS:We have reached our goal of 1,000 signatures on the petition to Save the Chandler Mill Bridge and Create a Nature Preserve! Thank you for helping TLC to leave a legacy for generations! CHANDLER MILL BRIDGE MILESTONE! On June 4th, the Kennett Township Supervisors voted 2 to 1 to pass the following Motion:   […]

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    More Than Honey

    More Than Honey Kennett Square Showing Thursday, August 14th 7pm The Market at Liberty Place (148 W. State Street, Kennett Square PA) Join The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and The Market at Liberty Place for a viewing of the nationally acclaimed film, More Than Honey in celebration of National Honey Bee Day. More […]

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    Summer of Love

    Show your support of Open Space by becoming a member of TLC.  All new TLC members through September 1, 2014 will be entered to win a gift certificate to Foxy Loxy. TLC Member Benefits Include: Invitations to special Members-only programs. 10% off purchases at participating establishments (listed on TLC website under Community Links). Advance notice, […]

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    Matching Grant Challenge

    Board member Peter Kjellerup and his wife Mandy Cabot have given TLC a challenge: Over the next five years, every dollar TLC raises and puts toward our Endowment Fund, they will match 100% up to $300,000 per year. In total, they will provide $1.5 million in matching funds. The Endowment Fund will be invested for […]

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    Preserves

    TLC’s Nature preserves are open to the public from dawn until dusk; seven days a week except during special occasions. We invite you to come out with your family, friends, or canine pals to any of our four preserves for an enjoyable walk through preserved open space.  While membership is not required to enjoy our […]

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    TLC Travels the Scottish Highlands

    Scottish Highlands and Orkney Islands 2015 Highland Wildlife, Wildflowers and Gardens May 22 – June 7, 2015 (Registration Deadline: February 1, 2015) Follow the routes of seabirds and stone-age man, red stags and Vikings through the extraordinarily beautiful northernmost points in Britain, in the height of the spring. Northern Scotland and its surrounding islands are […]

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    PA Master Naturalist

    The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program have partnered together for the third annual PA Master Naturalist Training Course for the fall of 2014! This program is designed to train a group of volunteers in the field of environmental and conservation work, which they will then share through community […]

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    Volunteer

    Help The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County by volunteering your time in our offices and/or on our preserves. Contact volunteer@tlcforscc.org or call 610-347-0347 x 101 to find out more about volunteer opportunities with TLC and join us in our efforts for land and natural resource conservation and stewardship throughout Southern Chester County. Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities […]

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    Stewardship

    Preservation of land through conservation easements is an important step towards protecting our natural resources, but the next step, stewarding our land is just as important.  You can become a steward whether you own a 1/4 acre lot or a 1,000 acre farm.  This can be as simple as planting native plants to attract pollinators […]

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    History

    We believe that you can’t separate the land from its history, and we strive for the preservation and protection of Southern Chester County’s rich cultural heritage in addition to its diverse natural landscapes. Land conservation and historic preservation often originate from the same desire–to protect a sense of place, community spirit, and integrity of local […]

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    Hootenanny Hoedown

    September 13, 2014 “The Ruins” on the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Course 5:30pm The entrance to The Ruins is on Rt. 842 (Upland Rd.), 1/8 mile EAST of The Stone Barn.  Get ready for a night of fun while supporting TLC’s mission!  “The Ruins” is a barn located on a private property that features great views […]

Help Save the Chandler Mill Bridge!

We have reached our goal of 1,000 signatures! Thank you for supporting the Chandler Mill Bridge and Nature Preserve!

UPDATE: On June 4th, the Kennett Township Supervisors voted 2 to 1 to pass the following Motion:

 To authorize the Township Solicitor and Township Manager to enter into discussion with the County regarding the Township taking ownership of the Chandler Mill Bridge to prevent a two lane vehicular bridge from being developed by the County.

Thank you to Supervisors Stevens and Leff for voting to approve the motion!

Chandler Mill Bridge

Click Here to see the Petition and learn about TLC’s plan

TLC needs your help! The oldest one-lane bridge in Kennett Township, the Chandler Mill Bridge, is at risk of demolition and replacement with a two-lane highway bridge. This would turn a narrow, winding back road with few residents into a busy, dangerous cut-through road that invites more traffic than it has the capacity to withstand.

TLC, as well as an overwhelming number of township residents, are urging the Township Supervisors to take ownership of the bridge back from Chester County so that it can be converted into a pedestrian and bicycle-only bridge, part of a 50-acre nature preserve. The Chandler Mill Nature Preserve, with Interpretive Nature Center, will be open to the public for all to enjoy. This plan involves little to no cost to the township and residents, as it will be funded mainly through charitable donations of land, state, and federal funding.

The area surrounding the Chandler Mill Bridge is the largest contiguously conserved natural area in Kennett. It is an Audubon Important Bird Area and contains nesting rare birds, 100 year old specimen trees, nature trails and historic landmarks. It is a part of the West Branch of the Red Clay Creek Historic District that includes an African American Civil War cemetery, Freeman’s Village, historic mill race, and deacon’s house. It is a community treasure. Help us to conserve it in perpetuity for future generations. Add your signature to the petition now!

Learn More about the Chandler Mill Bridge

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Stewardship

Preservation of land through conservation easements is an important step towards protecting our natural resources, but the next step, stewarding our land is just as important.  You can become a steward whether you own a 1/4 acre lot or a 1,000 acre farm.  This can be as simple as planting native plants to attract pollinators […]

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History

We believe that you can’t separate the land from its history, and we strive for the preservation and protection of Southern Chester County’s rich cultural heritage in addition to its diverse natural landscapes. Land conservation and historic preservation often originate from the same desire–to protect a sense of place, community spirit, and integrity of local […]

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Education

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) environmental education programming has evolved naturally over the past seven years through the synergy of land conservation and the encouragement of hands-on involvement with the natural world that we work so diligently to preserve.  Our philosophy has always been that people will only wish to protect that […]

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Conservation

Conservation is a tenet of our work at The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. As of 2013, we have preserved over 500 acres in Southern Chester County. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County offers several conservation options for landowners and matches interested buyers with properties that are worthy of protection.  We preserve valuable […]

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