Fonthill Woodlands Project

Fonthill Castle, and the land on which it sits, is a wonderful community treasure. This national historic landmark is a premier destination where people can explore art, history, and nature.

As a community, we have been entrusted to care for this extraordinary gift Henry Mercer left for all to enjoy, explore, and nurture.

The Fonthill Woodlands Project is an ongoing initiative to support and enhance the property’s historical, ecological, recreational, and cultural benefits.

As stewards of this special 66-acre site—and with the help of our community—we have cleared trails, removed fallen trees, enhanced garden beds, cleaned the reflection pond and installed new plantings around its perimeter, and removed all graffiti and spray paint on the Little House in the Woods.

Donations to benefit this important initiative sustain ongoing grounds work and care. Please donate today, and help us continue our commitment to this natural gem.

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Volunteers play an essential role in the upkeep and care of our beloved woodlands.
Please help us maintain this local treasure by volunteering.

Our scheduled 2021 Fonthill Woodlands clean-up dates and activities:

 

Date: Activities may include:
Saturday, February 20, 2021 Spread woodchips on trails
Cut ivy
Saturday, March 27, 2021 Clear underbrush from trees near Welcome Center
Cut ivy
Spread woodchips on trails
Saturday, April 17, 2021 Mulch flowerbeds at Welcome Center and Reflecting Pools
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Weed and water flowerbeds
General trail maintenance 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Weed and water flowerbeds
General trail maintenance
Saturday, July 31, 2021 Weed and water flowerbeds
General trail maintenance
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Weed and water flowerbeds
General trail maintenance 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 TBD
Saturday, November 13, 2021 TBD

VOLUNTEER FOR FONTHILL WOODLANDS CLEAN-UP

 

 

 

 

ROLLO'S FACTS

More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
Rollo's Fact 6

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