Unruh Turner Burke & Frees aids open space preservation effort

Bill Burke WEST CHESTER — Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, one of Chester County Pa.’s largest law firms, announced Tuesday that it represented and assisted Brandywine Conservancy in acquiring and preserving over 577 acres of land in Lower Oxford and West Nottingham Townships.  William Burke represented Brandywine which, with invaluable support from the Oxford Area Foundation and grant funding...

Brandywine Creek Water Trail study completed

The Brandywine Conservancy, in partnership with the Chester County Planning Commission, announced the completion of the Brandywine Creek Water Trail feasibility study. A part of the Brandywine Creek Greenway initiative, this study outlines recommendations for a formalized route along the Brandywine Creek for recreational use, enhanced by connections to land trails. Focusing on the east and west branches...

Pocopson OKs grant application to plant 800-850 new trees

By Karen Cresta, Staff Writer, The Times The green outlined areas are where trees are planned to be planted in Pocopson in 2018. POCOPSON – Township supervisors expressed excitement on Monday evening, unanimously approve a grant application to plant 800-850 trees on township property. Chair Ricki Stumpo, Vice-Chair Elaine DiMonte and Supervisor Alice Balsama were quick to approve the motion for the...

Pennsbury moves to transfer easements to Brandywine Conservancy

Concerns over Mendenhall historic structures being vandalized By Kris Firey-Poling, Staff Writer, The Times Supervisor Wendell Fenton accepts a printed copy of Pennsbury’s first known map from Historical Commission Chair Lynn Luft at Pennsbury’s board of supervisors meeting. PENNSBURY — The township’s Board of Supervisors focused on properties, agreements, and swimming pools at Wednesday...

Trees destined for east branch of Brandywine

Pennsbury Township also on list for reforestation On Saturday, April 19, a formidable planting posse will converge at the southeast corner of Rt. 282 and Dowlin Forge Road in East Brandywine Township. Organized by the Brandywine Conservancy, the group will plant 600 native trees along the east branch of the Brandywine at a property owned by East Brandywine Township. Volunteers from Guardians of...

Burgeoning regional brewery notches another Victory

Downingtown beer company wins state environmental award Victory Brewing Co. co-founders Ron Barchet (left) and Bill Covaleski accept the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) earlier this month. The Victory Brewing Company was recently awarded the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Business Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania...

Willowdale plant sale to honor horticulturist’s legacy

 Proceeds from Garden Club’s event will benefit area beautification Cardinal flower, iris, salvia, sedum, columbine, ginger, butterfly weed and many more floral varieties will be available at the West Chester Garden Club’s Third Annual Plant Sale on Thursday. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landhope Farms market in Willowdale, this year’s sale honors the late Paula Latta Coyne, a renowned...

Champion of compassion gets recognized

Betty Moran honored for work with Chester County Fund for Women and Girls Betty Moran was honored by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls at its ‘Making a Difference’ luncheon on Wednesday. Photo by Campli Photography Before a sold-out crowd of several hundred, a Chester County philanthropist known for avoiding the limelight took center stage at the Chester County Fund for Women...

Phila. casino agrees to pay $650,000 fine

Brandywine Conservancy to use bulk of money for environmental protection  PHILADELPHIA – SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LP has agreed to pay  $650,000 to resolve claims that it performed unauthorized work at the SugarHouse casino and entertainment complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, in violation of the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger said...

Schools, Pennsbury could team up to fix runoff issue

Hillendale stormwater project could cut flooding on Hickory Hill Road, clean up Craigs Mill Run Stormwater runoff issues have plagued Hillendale Elementary School since before its conversion from museum into a school, but a new plan developed by Pennsbury Township and Unionville-Chadds Ford School District could offer major improvements and enhance science programs at the school. By Mike McGann, Editor,...