CHADDS FORD, PA – To help build environmental stewardship and connect families with community green spaces, the North American Land Trust (NALT) today announced that it has been awarded a $5,000 “Healing the Planet” grant from The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for use at Brinton Run Preserve.
“We are honored to be a recipient of the 2022 Healing the Planet grant award, which comes on the heels of Brinton Run Preserve’s opening,” said NALT President Steven Carter. “We plan to use the award to purchase hundreds of native trees, offer environmental education events, and improve the ecological conditions at Brinton Run Preserve.”
On June 14, NALT officially opened Brinton Run Preserve, which is NALT’s first public preserve. The Chadds Ford Township preserve provides valuable protected green space in Delaware County and is gaining popularity among area residents. The preserve currently offers two trails through the marching grounds of the Battle of the Brandywine, which occurred on September 11, 1777.
Opening Brinton Run Preserve for community use was a milestone for NALT. The land trust acquired the property in the spring of 2021 and quickly began preparing it for public access. NALT staff converted the agricultural fields into meadows. Construction crews demolished and removed a large, modern home at the conservation area. NALT staff continues to remove invasive plants and trees.
In addition to purchasing trees, the grant will help fund the establishment of a riparian buffer and reduce runoff at Brinton Run Preserve. NALT also plans to host a community event at the preserve focused on teaching land stewardship practices and connecting people with nature.
“The Healing the Planet grant award will assist NALT in continuing its vision for Brinton Run Preserve,” Carter said. “We are truly grateful to Giant Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for awarding this grant to NALT and Brinton Run Preserve.”
We encourage you to follow Brinton Run Preserve on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the community event and public preserve.
About North American Land Trust
North American Land Trust is in a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, protecting more than 136,000 acres of land, holding 556 conservation easements in 26 different states. Conservation easements place permanent deed restrictions on development and have been authorized under state and federal law for nearly 50 years. There is a conservation easement at Brinton Run Preserve, which is held by Chadds Ford Township. More information on NALT and Brinton Run Preserve can be found on the NALT website.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has worked with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state to pick up nearly 148 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s roadways, waterways, greenways, vacant lots, forestlands and other community spaces. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s core programming focuses on litter and illegal dump prevention, cleanup, community greening, and proper waste handling and sustainable practices. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works with many partnering organizations on the state and grassroots level to accomplish our goal of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.
About The GIANT Company
The GIANT Company believes that no matter where or how, when meals happen, families connect, and when families connect meaningfully, good happens. Guided by its brand platform, For Today’s Table®, the omni-channel retailer proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. A Great Place to Work™ certified company with more than 35,000 talented team members supporting nearly 190 stores, 132 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations, and over 150 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and connecting families for a better future. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. The GIANT Company is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.