Nature Walks & A History Talk

Jun 14, 2016 by

We have monthly nature walks (or volunteer days) in Glen Providence Park, year-round! We’ve documented our Spring Cleanups in March...

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An 80th Anniversary Year

Feb 25, 2016 by

2015 was the 80th Anniversary year for Glen Providence Park! In 1935, prominent Media Borough residents George and Eleanor Reed Butler...

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1-30-2016 Winter Tree Mapping!

Jan 26, 2016 by

Join us as we explore the amazing variety of trees in Glen Providence Park, which was dedicated as an Arboretum in 1935. We will...

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11-7-2015 Tree Walk for Kids!

Oct 29, 2015 by

Join us as we explore the amazing variety of trees in Glen Providence Park! There are over 50 species of trees in Glen Providence...

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Wildlife Habitat Plantings at Kirk Lane

Sep 30, 2015 by

For our 5th National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26, we installed wildlife habitat plantings at the lovely Kirk Lane...

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80th Anniversary Celebration!

Sep 9, 2015 by

At the wonderful concert with Jean Therapy on July 25, we celebrated the 80th anniversary of Glen Providence Park – with some...

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7-25-2015 Jean Therapy in concert & 80th Anniversary Ce...

Jul 13, 2015 by

For the second of four concerts in our 2015 Summer Concert Series, Friends of Glen Providence Park is delighted to present Jean...

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6-7-2015 Tree Walk

May 29, 2015 by

Join us for a tree walk in Glen Providence Park, in the 80th anniversary year for this Bird Sanctuary and Arboretum! We will be led by...

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Earth Day Celebration & Tree Planting

Apr 23, 2015 by

What better way to honor and celebrate Earth Day and the 80th Anniversary year of Glen Providence Park than by planting trees?...

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80th Anniversary for Glen Providence Park!

Jan 15, 2015 by

In the summer of 1935, George and Eleanor Butler donated the land for Glen Providence Park, the first park established by Delaware...

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1939 Photos of Glen Providence Park!

Nov 25, 2014 by

We were delighted last year when local resident William Vanleer shared with us a series of 12 photographs by his grandfather, GJ...

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Native Plants for National Public Lands Day!

Oct 14, 2014 by

What a wonderful turnout and beautiful morning for our 4th National Public Lands Day! On September 27, three dozen adults, teens,...

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Fall 2013 Photojournal

Oct 13, 2014 by

Fall is such a beautiful season in Glen Providence Park, and after record rainfall in summer 2013, last autumn was relatively free of...

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1-26-2014 Winter Tree Walk

Jan 7, 2014 by

Winter is a wonderful time to explore Glen Providence Park! With the leaves down, we have a clearer view of this steep valley’s...

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2-23-2013 Naturalist Walk & Talk

Feb 13, 2013 by

Glen Providence Park has been studied by naturalists for many years, dating from T. Chalkley Palmer’s 1889 essay about Scroggie...

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1-19-2013 Winter Tree Identification

Jan 9, 2013 by

Winter is a wonderful time to appreciate the landscape and trees of Glen Providence Park. With the leaves down, we have a clearer view...

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American Chestnuts in Glen Providence Park!

Dec 3, 2012 by

This fall, we were delighted to confirm that we found two healthy young American Chestnut trees in Glen Providence Park!  At the...

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Glen Providence Park Tree List!

Feb 29, 2012 by

Here is a list of tree species in Glen Providence Park that we have identified while mapping trees on PhillyTreeMap.  We are just...

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Tree Mapping

Feb 28, 2012 by

Our latest citizen science project is an exciting one- we are tree mapping the park!  Glen Providence Park was dedicated as a Bird...

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National Register of Historic Places

Feb 10, 2012 by

In 2002, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission determined that Glen Providence Park is eligible for the National Register...

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