By renewing your membership, you are re-affirming your commitment to the conservation of wildlife, woodlands and open space on our 624-acre conservation farm nestled in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, a truly special place to enjoy the great outdoors. We are blessed with a diverse array of interests such as archaeology and bird watching, offering numerous activities to re-engage with old friends and meet new people.
Know that your renewal will continue to support our educational activities. Our farm is leading the way in soil conservation and no-till farming for soil conditioning and wildlife consumption. We are now a Germplasm Preservation Orchard in under the MD -The American Chestnut Foundation; studying our streams and ponds’ biodiversity and its impact on our fish population; funding high school scholarships in the nationally-recognized PHS Global Ecology Program. Our BSA America, Girl Scouts, USA, and Cub Scouting units are thriving.
Congratulations! Your renewal will reaffirm the need for our farm to help blunt the ever-present pressure of increasing urban development. Hike along our trails through fields and forests and ENJOY our open spaces.
Lin Schmale-Tate 2021–2022 B-CC IWLA Chapter President