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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Scouts in Glen Providence Park!

May 27, 2015 by

Since Glen Providence Park was established as a bird sanctuary and arboretum in 1935, Girl and Boy Scouts have been a part of its...

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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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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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2-21-2015 80th Anniversary History & Nature Walk

Feb 5, 2015 by

Join us for a winter nature and history walk in the 80th Anniversary year for Glen Providence Park! George and Eleanor Butler donated...

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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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27 Days of Thanks

Nov 27, 2014 by

Throughout November, we have been counting down to Thanksgiving by posting daily thanks on Facebook. There is some overlap with our...

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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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Geology Walk Recap

Nov 24, 2014 by

We had a fantastic turnout on a beautiful morning on November 8 for a fun geology tour of Glen Providence Park! With humor and...

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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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11-8-2014 Geology Walk

Oct 15, 2014 by

Join us for a geology tour of Glen Providence Park! Charles Randall will explain the geological history of the area, and he’ll...

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Another Butler legacy: golf in Delaware County!

May 23, 2014 by

While researching the history of Glen Providence Park, we’ve had no shortage of interesting discoveries and unexpected...

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Nature Walks in the Park!

May 14, 2014 by

We get so busy preparing for our events and other activities in Glen Providence Park, we don’t always find time to write about...

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60th Anniversary Great Media Easter Egg Hunt!

Mar 31, 2014 by

The annual Egg Hunt in Glen Providence Park was started by the Media Jaycees in 1954 – making this year the 60th anniversary! In...

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2-22-2014 Winter Nature & History Walk

Feb 12, 2014 by

Join us for a winter walk in Glen Providence Park! Learn about winter characteristics of the park’s native shrubs and plants,...

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2014 Schedule of Events

Jan 13, 2014 by

Mark your calendars for our 2014 Friends of Glen Providence Park events, including Nature Walks, three Volunteer Events, Citizen...

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10-19-2013 Wicked Plants & Historical Ghost Walk

Oct 10, 2013 by

It’s a “historical” ghost & nature walk in Glen Providence Park!  We won’t have costumes or theatrics- but we’ll...

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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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7-13-2013 Our 2nd Anniversary Picnic!

Jul 8, 2013 by

Join us as we celebrate the second year of Friends of Glen Providence Park!  It is our 2nd Anniversary Picnic, and this year we will...

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