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.
Winter Stewardship Volunteer Days | Contact us to Join!
During the winter months, the ground hardens, the weather turns, and our stewardship work grows more sporadic. Instead of holding stewardship volunteer days every Thursday, we will hold them as needed. If you are interested in arranging a volunteer day with us, please contact Preserve Manager Mike Cranney, and we will do our best to accommodate you and anyone else wishing to join!
The Trust 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 you bring are prominently marked with your name and phone number, dress for the weather, and don’t forget water!
About Mike Cranney, Preserve Manager
After joining us in 2020, Mike quickly got to work managing the Trust’s many acres found across our public preserves: Ashbridge Preserve, Kirkwood Preserve, and Rushton Woods Preserve. Thanks to his Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a background in gardening at Morris Arboretum, he has passed on his passion for stewardship to our many volunteers and assisted with monitoring the Trust’s Conservation Easements held on private properties. When he’s not on the mower or trimming tree limbs, you can find Mike going to the movies or watching Philly sports teams.