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As the Greater Philadelphia region’s oldest and largest land conservation organization, Natural Lands—which is member supported—has preserved more than 125,000 acres, including 43 nature preserves and one public garden totaling more than 23,000 acres. Some 2.5 million people live within five miles of land under the organization’s protection.

We offer nature hikes, bird walks, canoe and kayak trips, educational workshops, tree plantings, volunteer service opportunities, and more.

Join us to spend time with family and friends, give back by volunteering, and expand your knowledge and appreciation for nature at one of our many Natural Lands' preserves. Many of our events are offered on our website and Facebook page, as well as to Meetup members. Please follow weblinks to register for events on our website (beyond RSVP'ing on Meetup).

Land for life, nature for all.
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Upcoming events (5)

Volunteer – Fall into Gardening

Stoneleigh: a natural garden

Did you know more than 40,000 plants thrive at Stoneleigh: a natural garden? Grab garden gloves and join staff and fellow volunteers in weeding, mulching, planting, and other autumn garden projects. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Masks and social distancing are practiced. Capacity is limited for this small-group event, and pre-registration is required. See more details about this volunteer opportunity and register on our website: https://natlands.org/event/volunteer-stoneleigh-2020-0924/ Photo: David Korbonits

Outdoors Online – Forest Bathing

Online event

Forest Therapy, aka “forest bathing,” is a healing practice that helps individuals slow down and cultivate a deeper sense of connection both with nature and with themselves. Join Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Forest Therapy Guide Jess Gregan of Wild Philadelphia for an introductory virtual workshop exploring the benefits of this increasingly popular practice. Nature and forest therapy is a powerful antidote to the stresses of our fast-paced, urbanizing society, where business is often used as a measure of worth. It also offers a way to stay grounded, present, and connected during this time of intense change and uncertainty. You’re invited to join us and learn how this simple practice of nature connection can help us stay well. In this one-hour Zoom session, we’ll learn about the history and health benefits of forest therapy, as well as the global movement to restore the human relationship with nature. Bring your questions, as we’ll save time for Q&A. Sign up on our website for the link to join us on Zoom. Links are sent via email from Natural Lands and require preregistration: https://natlands.org/event/outdoorson-bathing-2020-0925/

Volunteer – Fall into Gardening

Stoneleigh: a natural garden

Did you know more than 40,000 plants thrive at Stoneleigh: a natural garden? Grab garden gloves and join staff and fellow volunteers in weeding, mulching, planting, and other autumn garden projects. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before you go” details. Masks and social distancing are practiced. Capacity is limited for this small-group event, and pre-registration is required. Register on the Natural Lands website for details: https://natlands.org/event/volunteer-stoneleigh-2020-1001/ Photo: Laura Cruz

Outdoors Online – The Complicated Story of Pollination

The relationship between plants and animals is complicated and fascinating. They each have strategies to survive and reproduce. The tension between these two goals has driven a wide array of adaptations in anatomy and behavior. Join Mike Slater as he shares engaging examples of these adaptations. In your own outdoor exploration, you can see examples how different strategies have resulted in the flowers we enjoy in our forests, fields, and gardens if you take time to look closely. Register on the Natural Lands website for the link to participate. Registration on Meetup alone will not get you the link to participate: https://natlands.org/event/outdoorson-pollination-2020-1001/ Photo: Jim Moffett

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Volunteer – Fall into Gardening

Stoneleigh: a natural garden

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