Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a lovely tour around some of the local area, including a short visit to The Kirkwood Preserve, part of the Willistown Conservation Trust area. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), dogs are not permitted in the Kirkwood Preserve, so we weren’t able to hike in on this particular day.
The Willistown Conservation Trust serves an important purpose for the local community, and their mission is stated at their site as follows:
“The mission of the Willistown Conservation Trust is to preserve the open land, rural character, scenic, historic and ecologically significant resources of the Willistown area and nearby communities, with particular emphasis on the Crum, Ridley and Darby Creek watersheds.”
This effort is especially important around here where developers are happily buying up farm and forest land to remove existing green spaces and replace them with high-priced, enormous homes packed together on small parcels of land. It turns a good profit I’m sure, but such practices are nothing but bad news for the local environment.