Willistown Conservation Trust, Inc.

aka WCT   |   Newtown Square, PA   |  wctrust.org

Mission

The mission of the Willistown Conservation Trust is to preserve and manage the open land, rural character, scenic, recreational, historic, agricultural and natural resources of the Willistown area and nearby communities, and to share these unique resources with people of all ages and backgrounds to inspire, educate and develop a lifelong commitment to the land and the natural world.

Ruling year info

1996

President & Executive Director

Jeanne B. Van Alen

Main address

925 Providence Rd

Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

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EIN

23-2841453

NTEE code info

Land Resources Conservation (C34)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Bird Sanctuary/Preserve (D32)

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Our programs

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Land Protection

Land Protection Mission: To increase the pace and assure the quality of land protection in the greater Willistown area.

Population(s) Served

Rushton Community Farm's Mission:
* To demonstrate through sustainable agricultural practices how a six acre farm can grow approximately 25,000 pounds of non-certified organic produce a year.
* To promote the importance of farming in concert with the environment recognizing agricultural practices that can benefit the surrounding ecosystem and watersheds.
* To provide educational programs, internships and apprenticeships for aspiring farmers.
* To support outreach programs for under-served communities.
* To share the bounty by donating approximately ten percent of the produce to local food banks.

Population(s) Served

Bird Conservation Program Mission:
* To promote the conservation of breeding, migrating, and wintering populations of local birds.
* To use scientific research and education to demonstrate the importance of conserving our natural areas.
* To connect people with land and nature to inspire thoughtful stewardship of the environment.

Population(s) Served

Habitat Restoration Program Mission: To restore and enhance natural habitat for birds and other wildlife, improve the quality of local streams and assist landowners with ecologically sound land management strategies.

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Accreditations

Land Trust Alliance 2008

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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WCT’s strategic goals are as follows: (1) to preserve an additional 4,000 acres of undeveloped land; (2) to restore and manage critical wildlife habitat; (3) to educate the public and land trusts about the environmental benefits of local, sustainable food production; and (4) to promote environmentally responsible stewardship of private properties.

Financials

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Willistown Conservation Trust, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 06/03/2013
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Board chair

Mark Ledger

Jeanne B. Van Alen

Alice E. Hausmann

Timothy B. Barnard

W. Anthony Hitschler

Langhorne Smith

F. Arthur McMorris

Susanna M. Wall

Douglas C. Walker

Peter S. Strawbridge

Elizabeth C. Hucker

Arthur E. Newbold

Mark T. Ledger

James L. Van Alen

Bryan D. Colket

V. Richard Eales

William T. Howard

Jennifer C. Moller

Janice Murdoch

Christine Seving

Collin F. McNeil

Anson W. H. Taylor, III