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    Local WHIPs for Conservation

    Become a Local W.H.I.P. (We Help Inspire Preservation)! whip: [(h)wip/] 1. A young, slender, unbranched tree seedling; 2. A conservation-minded person between the ages of 21 and 37 with a passion for the environment, stewardship, and sustainability. Join our newest membership level, a group of young people in Southern Chester County and the surrounding communities who […]

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    Matching Grant Challenge

    From now until the end of 2015, donations to the Endowment Challenge will be matched 2:1. Your donation to support TLC’s future will be tripled. Donate Now and make your support go three times as far! The Challenge: TLC Board Member Peter Kjellerup and his wife Mandy Cabot have given TLC an amazing gift. Over […]

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    Become a Member

    Our end of the year membership drive is in full swing and we’re less than 37 members away from our annual goal! Sign up for membership before December 31st and your name will be entered into a drawing for a free CAR DETAILING ($150 value!) from Keenan Auto Body, An ABRA Company! Join TLC in […]

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    Current Programming

    The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) holds educational programs year-round at our four nature preserves, and one sister-preserve. All programs run rain or shine. In the case of severe weather, TLC will announce updates via Facebook, Twitter, and our website. All programs are non-refundable. To register for a program: click on the corresponding […]

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    Chandler Mill Nature Preserve (Planned)

    TLC’s next nature preserve–a 45 acre public preserve with trails, vital natural resources, and important historic sites, open for all to enjoy in perpetuity. Want a behind-the-scenes look at the preserve? Email education@tlcforscc.org or call 610-347-0347 x.104 to schedule a guided hike! Be a Trailblazer by Supporting this Project! As communities throughout the country become […]

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    Marshall Mill House Preserve

    HUNTING SEASON HAS BEGUN! Please stay safe and informed by clicking HERE!   Location 932 Creek Road (Rt. 82) Kennett Square, PA 19348 Marshall Mill House Preserve on Google Maps Geography 40 acres, 1.5 miles in trails Things To Do Hiking/Walking/Running Bird and Wildlife Watching Nature Photography Cross Country Skiing Mountain Biking Rules and Regulations […]

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    Hunting Season on the Preserves

    Managed deer hunting occurs at our Stateline Woods, Marshall Mill House, and our Marshall Bridge Preserves. We host managed deer hunting on TLC’s preserves as a means of sustainable stewardship of our lands, and as an effective way to control the deer population.  With no local natural predators, white tailed deer have developed an unbalanced […]

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    Help The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County by volunteering your time in our offices and/or on our preserves. We are looking for motivated volunteers ambitious to develop their skills and take ownership of projects. Learn about what it takes to preserve and enhance local lands for future generations to enjoy. See the list of […]

Support the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve

Online fundraising for Bring the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve to LifeNow that the future of the Chandler Mill Bridge has been secured for pedestrian, bicycle, and emergency use only, TLC can move forward in our plans to create the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve. Thanks to a local landowner and conservationist, 45 acres of land surrounding the bridge will be donated for the preserve, an amazing gift that will benefit the entire community. In order to take advantage of this gift and make the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve the best it can be, TLC is raising funds for the additional costs of the project.

Donations to the Chandler Mill Nature Preserve will be used towards improvements such as:

  • Creation of the Headquarters and Interpretive Nature Center that will be located on the preserve
  • Creation of an outdoor picnic area
  • Computer equipment and furniture for Headquarters
  • Educational supplies for programming that will take place on the preserve
  • Trail building, signage, and maintenance
  • Equipment and native plantings for ongoing stewardship of the preserve’s natural areas



Conservation is the main tenet of our work at The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. We have conserved approximately 750 acres of land to-date, with several easements currently in the pipeline. Our goal is to create conservation corridors, protecting vital contiguously conserved land and heritage sites. Open space and natural resources are vital to […]

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The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) environmental education programming has evolved naturally over the 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 programs cover a wide variety of topics, but our central aim is to enlighten […]

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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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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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