The First State’s First (Developed?) National Park

The First State (Delaware) has finally gotten it's first National Park!  Hooray!  Major victory!  Preserving land!  Enter a development group called Woodlawn Trustees. The park known locally as "The Valley," but more formally as "Beaver Valley" is west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border.  Beaver Valley is known for its beauty, recreational wonders, historic significance, [...]

Canoeing the Conestoga: Agriculture and Water Quality

Happy Earth Day 2012 everyone!  On this Earth Day, I have decided to center a post around an important environmental issue of our time: clean waterways.  Understanding the connectedness of nature is vital for taking on a "deep ecology" mindset.  A great way to explain the connectedness of our natural systems is through our waterways.  [...]