Category Archives: Restoration

Expert Botanist Returns to Kickstart 21st-Century Survey

On June 6, 2019, John D. Mitchell–whose undergraduate research transformed the mission of the Pennypack Watershed Association–brought his colleague from the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), Dr. Robert Naczi, for a whirlwind tour of some of Pennypack Preserve’s most unique and high-quality habitats. This brief exploration helped guide valuable discussion […]


Porcelainberry Flats: Rescuing a Neglected Corner of the Preserve

The intersection of the Creek Road Trail and the Papermill Trail is the crossroads of the Pennypack Preserve. This intersection has also been at the crossroads of the Trust’s restoration efforts. In 1993, we planted 400 trees downstream of the Papermill Bridge. In 1999, we planted 1,225 trees upstream of […]


Annual Creek Cleanup Generates Trash as well as Satisfaction.

We couldn’t have ordered-up a better day for the 43rd Annual Pennypack Creek Cleanup on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Showers on Friday failed to produce enough rain to raise the level of the Pennypack, and Saturday dawned mostly sunny and pleasantly cool. For the two hours before noon, about 95 […]