Ironwork at Hopewell Furnace

As part of our Summer Challenge series meant to expose park employees to park experiences outside of their day-to-day departmental duties, I recently attended an iron moulding and casting event at our sister park, Hopewell Furnace. It gave a look

Pesticide Philosophy

Our natural resources team uses pesticides to moderate the spread and propagation of invasive plants. It’s part of our integrated pest management initiative, used to maximize invasive species removal and minimize associated costs. In this regard, “costs” include not only …

A Green Oasis

Flanked by waist-high meadow grass that seemed to insulate us from the din of nearby roads, we walked toward a series of vernal pools. This location was a little off the beaten track. When entering Valley Forge, I thought that …

A Quick Hello from Valley Forge

Hey there folks! My name is Jesse Attias and I’m a recent graduate of the University of Vermont. I wrapped up an environmental science degree (biology focus) alongside a minor in philosophy. Raised in New York, with a deep appreciation …