Broomall’s Dam Removal

Apr 25, 2017 by

With Broomall’s Dam scheduled to be partially removed in the near future, we thought it was relevant to provide an in-depth recap of...

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80 Years of Fishing

Aug 3, 2016 by

Since it was created by the WPA in 1936 for fishing and skating, the pond in Glen Providence Park has seen its fair share of fishing,...

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A WPA Pond

Jun 27, 2016 by

One of the most beloved features of the Glen Providence Park is the man-made pond at its center – created 80 years ago for...

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Spring-Summer 2015 Photojournal

Mar 20, 2016 by

Spring emerges in waves of blooms around Glen Providence Park – starting with lovely ephemerals Bloodroot and Trout Lily. Soon...

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8-8-2015 Stream Life Exploration for Kids!

Jul 24, 2015 by

Join us for Stream Life Exploration in Broomall’s Run! Media Providence Friends School science teacher Holly Hoffmann will lead...

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Third Street Update & Dam Construction Timeline

Apr 10, 2015 by

John Harrison from Schnabel Engineering gave an update on the Third Street project at the Media Borough Council Workshop meeting on...

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Scroggie Shingle Mill

Mar 30, 2015 by

Our first clue of a mill having been in “Scroggie Valley,” now Glen Providence Park, was in local historian Dr. Anna Broomall’s...

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4-25-2015 18th Annual CRC Streams Cleanup!

Mar 23, 2015 by

Friends of Glen Providence Park is proud to be helping the Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association (CRC) with their 18th Annual...

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Spring-Summer 2014 Photojournal

Mar 20, 2015 by

After a long, cold, snowy winter, 2014 brought a later spring than usual in Glen Providence Park – it snowed as late as St....

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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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Historical Maps!

Dec 16, 2014 by

For those who love history, maps, or both(!), it is interesting to track the progression of development surrounding the land that is...

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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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Diatoms in Scroggie Run!

Oct 23, 2014 by

In another intriguing piece of Glen Providence Park history, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia has a collection of early...

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A Summer Herpetology Walk

Oct 21, 2014 by

What a lovely, unseasonably cool summer morning for our fun Herpetology Walk in Glen Providence Park on August 9! Kyle Loucks led the...

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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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Emergency Streambank Repair

Jun 5, 2014 by

At yesterday’s Delaware County Council meeting, a contract was approved for emergency repair of the streambank at the base of...

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A Year in the 1.1 Acre

Jun 3, 2014 by

In 2013, we kept a photojournal to document the planned construction area in Glen Providence Park for Broomall’s Dam at 3rd...

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1.1 Acre Project – Summer 2013

Sep 1, 2013 by

We continued to visit Glen Providence Park’s 1.1 Acre construction area for Broomall’s Dam during the hot and unusually(!) wet...

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April 1.1 Acre Project: Historical Springs

Jul 12, 2013 by

As we visited the park’s 1.1 Acre construction area for Broomall’s Dam throughout the month of April, it was exciting to...

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A Fun Stream Cleanup!

May 7, 2013 by

At the 16th Annual Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Streams Cleanup, at least 18 adults and 15 children removed 8 bags of trash and 15...

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