Visit our new Pond

 
New Pond Dedicated June 1, 2013
 
Our highly anticipated new pond is now a reality. After two years of careful planning and fundraising, we are thrilled to present this new feature to our visitors.
 
Located near our exit gate, the new pond breathes life into the Woods Edge Walk trail. Once an often overlooked corner of the Preserve, it is now a buzzing destination.
Details of the project include a new stone spring house and patio, small circular farm pond, rambling stream, and the large pond itself. The opportunities for educational programs, special events, wildlife habitat, and, of course, quiet reflection and beauty, are abundant.
 
Our official dedication took place on June 1, 2013. To celebrate the occasion, naturalists were on hand with close-up viewing of salamanders, toads and frogs. We also unveiled the winners of our "Hop to It!" kids' T-shirt design contest. The winning design is now available for purchase in our Twinleaf shop.
  
Be sure to linger pondside on your next visit to the Preserve!

 

A family explores the water's edge.
The winners of our Hop To It! T-shirt design contest display their award certificates
A young visitor shows off her entry in our T-shirt design contest.
Tadpole watching!
A mother and daughter explore the new arbor.
Three of our dedicated volunteers help celebrate our new aquatic habitat.
Water first flows into the Farm Pond on August 31, 2012.
View of pond from our new stone patio.
The cedar timbers used to build our new arbor were salvaged from Penns Woods.
Masonry work on the Spring House, summer 2012.
 

Contributions to our pond project are still needed for anticipated upgrades, continued support of educational programming, and on-going maintenance. Please fill out the form below with your information and gift amount. Upon clicking "submit" you will be directed to Paypal where you can make your gift using any credit or debit card. Thank you!