News and announcements near and far about Willstown Conservation Trust staff, programs, and partnerships. Articles are ordered by most recent published date.
STAFF & EVENTS
McQuail, Monica. “Barns & BBQ Tour is Back.” County Lines, April 27, 2022, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/barns-bbq-tour-is-back/
Fruchter, Danny. “An Open Space Savior Steps Down: Bonnie Van Alen; A conservation Legacy.” The Malvernian, November/December 2021, Issue 3, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_November-December-2021_Bonnie-Van-Alen.pdf.
"Incoming Willistown Conservation Trust President Kate Etherington Traces Her Passion for Conservation to Her Local Roots." Main Line Today, October 29, 2021, https://mainlinetoday.com/sponsored-content/willistown-conservation-trust-november-2021/.
Rossi, Ian. "Van Allen of Willistown Trust aside – Daily Local." October 28, 2021, https://pennsylvanianewstoday.com/van-allen-of-willistown-trust-aside-daily-local/239679/.
Rellahan, Michael P., "Willistown Trust’s Van Alen steps aside." Daily Local News, October 5, 2021, https://www.dailylocal.com/2021/10/05/willistown-trusts-van-alen-steps-aside/.
Staff. "Founder and President Bonnie Van Alen Steps Down from Willistown Conservation Trust." October 5, 2021, https://weconservepa.org/blog/founder-and-president-bonnie-van-alen-steps-down-from-willistown-conservation-trust/.
Hetzel, Erik. “Land Conservation 101.” The Malvernian, Issue 6, Volume 6, April/May 2022, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_April-May-2022_Land-Conservation-101.pdf.
McQuail, Monica. “Get Ready to Get Outside: Learn About the Nature Preserves in our Area.” The Malvernian, Issue 6, April/May 2022, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_April-May-2022_Get-Ready-For-Spring_Parks-and-Preserves.pdf.
MyChesCo. "$525K Awarded to Further Land Conservation Efforts in Chester County." My ChesCo, January 1, 2022, https://www.mychesco.com/a/news/government/525k-awarded-to-further-land-conservation-efforts-in-chester-county/.
Bennett, Max. "Willistown Conservation Trust Awarded $525,400 In Grants." Patch, December 30, 2021, https://patch.com/pennsylvania/malvern/willistown-conservation-trust-awarded-525-400-grants .
Willistown Township. "Kirkwood Preserve Expansion: Over 12 Acres Added." Willistown Township Crier Enews Edition, December 2021, https://www.willistown.pa.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1486
Rellahan, Michael P., "Commissioners add to Chester County Open Space." Daily Local News, May 2021, https://www.dailylocal.com/local-news/commissionners-add-to-chester-county-open-space/.
Hetzel, Erik. "Willistown Township & Willistown Conservation Trust Celebrating Decades of Community Conservation Partnership." WillisTowne Crier, December 2020,https://www.willistown.pa.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/Message/127919?fbclid=IwAR3vw8rpBEA6CFqdYqjggWDcRcW18VZDlHKRiqyK8mqupB2Rr9jZ538Ain0.
"Celebrating Willistown’s Conservation Partners We’re not done yet!." IN Great Valley Magazine, Winter 2020, https://view.joomag.com/in-great-valley/M0898702001466533540. View PDF.
Ferretti, Ellen. "A wealth of open space comes from private philanthropy." County Lines Magazine, February 2020, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/land-conservancies/.
McQuail, Monica. “Rethinking Lawns: Fighting Climate Change with Native Plants.” The Malvernian, Issue 5, February/March 2022, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_February-March-2022_Rethinking-Lawns.pdf.
Kirkpatrick, Andrew. "Rain Gardens-Digging Deeper." County Lines Magazine, May 2020, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/rain-gardens/.
Gaw, Richard. "During pandemic, conservancy leaders encourage public to seek solace at local nature preserves." Chester County Press, March 2020, https://www.chestercounty.com/2020/03/24/304636/during-pandemic-conservancy-leaders-encourage-public-to-seek-solace-at-local-nature-preserves.
Hartman, Bill. "Running with the Land" County Lines Magazine, April 2019, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/running-with-the-land/.
Goll, Blake. "Late Blooming Wildflowers." County Lines Magazine, September 2017 (PDF file).
MyChesco. "Willistown Conservation Trust Finds Microplastics in the Headwaters of the Ridley, Crum, and Darby Creeks." MyChesco, November 2021,
Rellahan, Michael. “Willistown land trust records microplastics in local watersheds.” Daily Local News, November 13, 2021, https://www.dailylocal.com/2021/11/13/willistown-land-trust-records-microplastics-in-local-watersheds/.
Miller, Susan. "Beryn-Stream Health Study for the Darby Creek Headwaters." Patch, March 2020, https://patch.com/pennsylvania/haverford/berwyn-stream-health-study-darby-creek-headwaters.
McQuail, Monica. "The Latest Buzz at Rushton Farm." County Lines Magazine, August 2021, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/the-latest-buzz-at-rushton-farm/.
Chester County Board of Commissioners, "Willistown Conservation Trust's Rushton Farm." Local Farm Products in Chester County, June 2021, https://www.chescofarming.org/PDF/FarmGuide2021.pdf.
De Long, Fred. "Feeding a Community, One Garden at a Time." County Lines Magazine, August 2020, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/feeding-a-community-one-garden-at-a-time/.
Gress, Noah, "The Buzz on Bees." County Lines Magazine, April 2017, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/the-buzz-on-bees/.
Reynard, Benjamin, "The Bees of Rushton Farm: A Pollinator Perspective on Sustainable Agriculture." Independent Study, September 2012 (View PDF).
Goll, Blake. "A Rushton Nature Keeper 'Graduate' Restores Historic Bluebird Trail to Willistown." Bluebird Trails & Tales, Volume 24, Issue 1, Spring 2022, (PDF file).
"Beauty in the Brambles." The Malvernian, Issue 4, January/February 2022, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_January-February-2022_Beauty-in-the-Brambles.pdf.
McQuail, Monica. “A Shared Love of our Feathered Neighbors.” The Malvernian, Issue 4, January/February 2022, https://wctrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/the-MALVERNIAN_January-February-2022_A-Shared-Love-of-our-Feathered-Friends.pdf.
Welsh, Caitlin, "Beyond Bird Banding," County Lines Magazine, April 2021, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/beyond-bird-banding/.
Fetterman, Alison. "2021 Annual Songbird Report." 2021 (PDF file).
"Significant Decline In Bird Populations Reported." WillisTowne Crier - eNews Edition, February 2021, https://www.willistown.pa.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/Message/135556.
Berger, Michele. "Rare sparrows make a guest appearance at Penn." Penn Today, November 2020, https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/rare-albino-sparrows-make-guest-appearance-Penn.
Goll, Blake. "The Bluebird Keeper." County Line Magazine, August 2018, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/the-bluebird-keeper/.
Goll, Blake. "Igniting Fascination through Birdscaping." County Lines Magazine, September 2016 (PDF file).
Turner-Hilliard, Sheila. "Kate Garchinsky: Newtown Square's Award-Winning Illustrator." Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors Magazine, February 2021, https://issuu.com/bestversionmedia2/docs/2987_newtown_square_friends___neighbors_web_feb21/s/11701479.
Goll, Blake. "Who Will Protect the Environment?" County Lines Magazine, August 2019, https://countylinesmagazine.com/article/who-will-protect-the-environment/.
Benman, Keith. "SUNY Potsdam joins global network to track migratory birds." WWNYTV, September 2020, https://www.wwnytv.com/2020/09/15/suny-potsdam-joins-global-network-track-migratory-birds/.
Hayes, John. "Mini radios will help scientists study monarch butterfly migration." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2020, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2020/05/04/monarch-butterflies-migration-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania-tracking-Carnegie-Motus-transmitter/stories/202005040022.
"U.S. Fish & Wildlife provides grant to track species of greatest concern in New England." The Berlin Sun, May 2020, https://www.conwaydailysun.com/berlin_sun/community/news/u-s-fish-wildlife-provides-grant-to-track-species-of-greatest-concern-in-new-england/article_975db2ce-865d-11ea-bbff-47edd79302bb.html
"NH Fish & Game to lead revolutionary migration tracking system." Fosters.com, April 2020, https://www.fosters.com/news/20200426/nh-fish--game-to-lead-revolutionary-migration-tracking-system.
MacRae, Sloan. "U.S. Fish & Wildlife Provides 1.35-Million-Dollar Grant to Consortium Building a Network to Track Migrating Wildlife." Carnegie Museum of Natural History, April 2020, https://carnegiemnh.org/press/u-s-fish-wildlife-provides-1-35-million-dollar-grant-to-consortium-building-a-network-to-track-migrating-wildlife/.
"US Fish and Wildlife provides grant to track species of greatest concern in New England." SentinelSource.com, April 2020, https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/environment/us-fish-and-wildlife-provides-grant-to-track-species-of-greatest-concern-in-new-england/article_cd1c96fd-1c4f-5c22-9f87-d9f0d2eca394.html.
Macdonald, Bridget. "Moving Targets." Medium.com, April 2020, https://medium.com/usfishandwildlifeservicenortheast/moving-targets-3dbe66f3cec0.
"U.S. Fish & Wildlife Provides Grant to Track Species of Greatest Concern to New England." MyChesCo.com, April 2020, https://www.mychesco.com/a/news/u-s-fish-wildlife-provides-grant-to-track-species-of-greatest-concern-to-new-england/.
"Tiny transmitters can track migration of Monarch butterflies." New Hampshire Union Leader, May 2020, https://www.unionleader.com/news/environment/tiny-transmitters-can-track-migration-of-monarch-butterflies/article_824946bc-47b8-5f66-93aa-bf399820e460.html.
Warner, Zoë. "Preserved Lands in King Ranch area of Chester County Offer Hope and Summer Home for Bobolinks." Brandywine Conservancy, October 2020, https://www.brandywine.org/conservancy/blog/preserved-lands-king-ranch-area-chester-county-offer-hope-and-summer-home-bobolinks.
Seitz, Greg. "Nature center adds first St. Croix Valley antenna to wildlife-tracking network." St. Croix 360, October 2020, https://www.stcroix360.com/2020/10/nature-center-adds-first-st-croix-valley-antenna-to-wildlife-tracking-network/.
Byers, Michele. "Tracking winger travelers." New Jersey Conservation Foundation, November 2020, https://www.njconservation.org/tracking-winged-travelers/.
Buell, Bill. "Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve serves double duty as host to bird-monitoring station." The Daily Gazette, November 2020, https://dailygazette.com/2020/11/15/strawberry-fields-nature-preserve-serves-double-duty-as-host-to-bird-monitoring-station/.
"New Motus station will contribute to migration research." Harris Center for Conservation Education, November 2020, https://harriscenter.org/new-motus-station-will-contribute-to-migration-research.
"Wildlife tracking program helps MDC, partners contribute to migratory bird research across the hemisphere." Ozark Radio News, December 2020, https://www.ozarkradionews.com/local-news/wildlife-tracking-program-helps-mdc-partners-contribute-to-migratory-bird-research-across-the-hemisphere.
Pritchard, Jill. "MDC, Motus tracking flight of birds." Herald-Whig, December 2020, https://www.whig.com/mdc-motus-tracking-flight-of-birds/article_03fd8619-f269-54d0-972c-c61585c5f8a6.html.
"Wildlife tracking program helps MDC, partners contribute to migratory bird research across the hemisphere." Areawide Media, December 2020, https://www.areawidenews.com/story/2852443.html.
"ACG's First MOTUS Station Coming in 2021." Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund, December 2020, https://mailchi.mp/447802d6086f/year-end-news-seasons-greetings-and-thanks-from-gdfcf?e=a6f16a5d7e.
"Stoddard tracking station technology can zero in on butterflies, bats." New Hampshire Union Leader, December 2020, https://www.unionleader.com/news/environment/stoddard-tracking-station-technology-can-zero-in-on-butterflies-bats/article_66d5c889-f326-57f5-abd7-17b67cba4d73.html.
"Harris Center teams with wildlife tracker." Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, December 2020, https://www.ledgertranscript.com/brAuduonWildlifeTracking-ml-122420_-37965578
Brooks, David. "Sensors small enough to ride on a butterfly are changing wildlife biology." Granite Geek, December 2020, https://granitegeek.concordmonitor.com/2020/12/29/sensors-small-enough-to-ride-on-a-butterfly-are-changing-wildlife-biology/.
Arnold, Carrie. "What Happens to Birds and Butterflies When They Migrate?" Sierra Magazine, January 2021, https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/what-happens-birds-and-butterflies-when-they-migrate-radio-telemetry-research.
Fiegenbaum, Katherine. "Bird Researchers In Search Of NEK Sites To Host Data Receiving Towers." Caledonian Record, February 2021, https://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/bird-researchers-in-search-of-nek-sites-to-host-data-receiving-towers/article_8036d70a-7b45-50bb-b80f-b5f8bf9593ba.html.
Mitchell, Jen. "DWL's Motus Tower Measures Up." Delaware Wildlands, Fall 2021, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeeNby8mBeyUA8XUirh-_BhLZJQyQoZCB0Yfll2qx080EUcsg/viewform?usp=sf_link.
Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund. "Not One, But Two Motus Bird Banding Stations and Counting." Fall 2021, https://mailchi.mp/6fe7a5c340ed/happy-holidays-from-the-tropical-dry-forest-2021?e=1508af4f77.