Greenway News
September 2017 
The State of Land Preservation
October 19th **NEW DATE**
Join BCG partners and members of the Brandywine Conservancy's Subscribers Program on October 19th at the beautiful Downingtown Country Club for dinner and a program focused on The State of Land Preservation in Chester County.

BCG partners will celebrate accomplishmen ts for 2017 and plan for new opportunities ahead. Guest panelists will engage in a facilitated discussion on land preservation trends and priorities in Chester County. Participate in a lively exchange with some of the most accomplished land preservation specialists in the region.

6:00pm   Buffet dinner and BCG updates
7:30pm   Program 
                  The State of Land Preservation

Distinguished Panelists:
  • Andy Loza, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Land Trust Alliance
  • Bill Gladden, Director, Department of Open Space Preservation, Chester County
  • Ellen Ferretti, Director, Brandywine Conservancy
  • Molly Morrison, President, Natural Lands
  • Pam Brown, Conservation Director, French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust
  • Gwen Lacy, Executive Director, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County
  • Shane Hadden, easement landowner, Open Space Committee Member, Honey Brook Township

Admission is free In celebration of Brandywine Conservancy's
50th Anniversary!

Seating is limited.

Please RSVP by October 13th to
Featured Video This Month - Protecting Natural Resources
East Bradford Township is one of the most progressive municipalities in Chester County for protecting land through a municipal Open Space Program. Since the 1990s, over 3,500 acres have been preserved in East Bradford. The Township used planning tools to identify critical lands and prioritize open space or easement purchases. Planning documents were used to support grant applications, and county and state grants were used to leverage municipal funds.
Calling all Cyclists!
Join us for our second annual
Bike the Brandywine and enjoy the scenery, history and lure of Brandywine Creek as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy.

Now in its second year, Bike the Brandywine is excited to offer three loops that take in the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. New for this year, three routes with distances of 25, 50, and 100 miles will be offered, each with a unique and thrilling experience for both the recreational and more avid seasoned cyclist. The Brandywine Conservancy has dedicated itself to help preserve water quality and quantity in the region for fifty years. Once again, connect your wheels with water on the scenic and well-supported ride. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Conservancy’s clean water programs.
$65 per rider, registration will be $75 on the day of the event

  • October 19 - All Partners Annual Meeting, Downingtown Country Club

  • October 30 - Subscribers Program, Timber Harvesting, Brandywine River Museum lecture room