A Philadelphia area magazine, Main Line Today, has featured NALT’s purchase and preservation of 72 acres of the historic Brandywine Battlefield, which NALT plans to turn into the public Brinton Run Preserve and open to the public.
“The Brandywine Valley is our home, and this space is just three miles from our headquarters,” Steven Carter told the magazine.
Here is a link to the article: https://mainlinetoday.com/life-style/brinton-run-preserve-chadds-ford/
In March 2021, NALT announced that it had raised $3.8 million to purchase the property with the following partners: the American Battlefield Trust, the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program, Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County’s Open Space and Recreation Grant Program, Mt. Cuba Center, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Sandra Baldino, whose family purchased the property in 2008, told Main Line Today: “Rather than pursue development, NALT had a unique proposition that intrigued me, which was to not only conserve the land but to purchase it for a public preserve. I loved the idea.”
NALT plans to remove a house on the property, reintroduce native plant species and create a trail system. NALT hopes to open the property to the public sometime in 2022.