Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year from sunrise to sunset, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all. Willistown Conservation Trust owns and manages three nature preserves in the Willistown area - Ashbridge, Kirkwood and Rushton Woods Preserve. We maintain these lands for the … Learn more about our nature preserves.
Watershed Volunteer Day
Willistown Conservation Trust’s public preserves boast a variety of important habitat for our watersheds — from riparian forests to wetlands and springs, all of these conserved lands need help to remain in good condition to support a diversity of wildlife and visitors. Join the Watershed Team on select Saturdays for family friendly opportunities to help maintain the landscape and to learn from our resident scientists about what makes these habitats so special.
WCT will provide the necessary tools. But if you have any of the following tools, you are welcome to bring them along. Please ensure any tools are prominently marked with your name and phone number. We cannot be responsible for personal tools that may be lost or stolen.
Volunteer locations will move each week and include projects at our three public nature preserves: Ashbridge Preserve, Kirkwood Preserve, and Rushton Woods Preserve. The location for each date will be communicated via email in the days leading up to the volunteer date.
For more information and to sign up, please email Lauren McGrath: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Lauren McGrath | Director of Watershed Protection
Having worked as the Director of Watershed Protection Program at the Trust since 2017, Lauren is responsible for creating and building the Watershed Department into what it is today! With the help of her Co-ops and Conservation Associates, she oversees important research in the 190+ miles of streams in our focus area, including the headwaters of Ridley, Crum, and Darby Creeks, to understand how to protect freshwater resources and ensure clean, safe water for all. She has a Bachelor of Science from Ursinus College where she focused her independent research project on the impact fracking has on macroinvertebrate populations, and a Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the aquatic macroinvertebrates with Stroud Water Research Center. Out of the water, Lauren enjoys cycling and hiking, as well as quilting, knitting, and crocheting.