Conservancy wins award for invasive weed program

The Brandywine Conservancy is the recent co-winner of the Quality

Vegetation Management Project Habitat award for invasive weed

management. The Chadds Ford-based conservancy shares the award with

Weeds, Inc. of Aston and was earned for invasive weed management at the

conservancy’s Waterloo Mills Preserve in Devon.


According to a press release, the QVM Project Habitat award is designed

to give recognition to organizations that demonstrate “vanguard

stewardship and ecosystem protection.”


The Waterloo Mills project was one of only 13 in the United States to

receive this award. Sherri Evans-Stanton, director of the conservancy's Environmental Management Center, which oversees the preserve said in the release, “We are delighted to receive this acknowledgement of our work to control invasive plants.”


The 170-acre Waterloo Mills Preserve includes an 18th century village,

wildflower meadows, fertile marshes, mature woods and over a mile of

meandering creek. The property was donated to the Conservancy through

the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Haas.



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