Chandler Mill Nature Preserve and Chandler Mill Interpretive Nature Center have recently opened as part of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s preservation efforts, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.
The nature preserve offers Class I woodlands and meadows, specimen trees, and rare species of flora alongside historic sites. It will also soon tie in to the Kennett Greenway trail that connects Kennett Borough and Kennett Township.
The Land Conservancy has added picnic tables, bike racks, kiosks, interpretive signage, and a pollinator garden to the new preserve. Further additions, like a small parking area, are planned for the spring.
The former bed and breakfast at the entrance to the preserve is now TLC’s Walnut Hill headquarters, while the house’s two-car garage has become an Interpretive Nature Center thanks to architect Wayne Simpson and Lindsey Construction.
“The addition of the interpretive nature center and preserve is a great example of the courage and vision exemplified by everyone who came together in this public/private partnership,” said TLC executive director Gwen Lacy.
Read more about the new preserve and center in the Chester County Press here.