I would be remiss if I didn’t put in a serious plug for this wonderful summer event from the Natural Lands Trust. For sixty years they have been preserving land for future generations. They are true stewards of natural resources and they connect us to nature. This is a non-profit that lives their mission statement and they do such good!
They have their big summer friend and fundraiser coming up – Stardust 2015 and it is at Stroud Preserve in West Chester. Tickets start at $200. It is a wonderful summer celebration in a most idyllic setting. Please consider supporting their cause!
Here is their press release:
On Friday, June 12th—as the constellation Bootes (the “Celestial Farmer”), an ever-amazing Saturn, and a brightly-shining Jupiter grace the night sky—guests will gather at Natural Lands Trust’s Stroud Preserve for Stardust!, the organization’s annual summer fundraiser. Proceeds from the event advance Natural Lands Trust efforts to save land, steward natural resources, and connect people to nature throughout the region.
“There is something very special about this event, which we host each June at either a Natural Lands Trust preserve or a conservation easement-protected property,” said Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands Trust. “The sweeping landscapes, summer solstice evening light, cocktails, local farm to table edibles, and shared merriment combine—regardless of setting—to magical effect.” Held this year at the 571-acre Stroud Preserve just outside the Borough of West Chester, Stardust! includes wine provided by Moore Brothers Delaware, local farm-inspired edibles from Jeffrey Miller Catering, and an enchanting view of Stroud’s rolling landscape. The event runs from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
Natural Lands Trust established Stroud Preserve in 1990 after Dr. Morris Stroud bequeathed his estate—then known as Georgia Farm—to the regional land conservation organization. Prior to Dr. Stroud’s ownership, the land was part of a cattle farm that stretched from the city of West Chester to Wawaset Road. But the preserve’s history reaches as far back as the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania. The stone farmhouse, built by Thomas Worth in 1740, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farmhouse lawn and circa-1890 barnyard are the setting for the Stardust! celebration.
Tickets begin at $200 per person. Tickets and additional sponsorship opportunities are available online at natlands.org/summercelebration or by calling 610-353-5587 ext. 224