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College to Host Second Planting for Crum Meadow Restoration Project

Planting in the Crum Woods

The College is hosting a second planting for the Crum Meadow Restoration Project on Monday May 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome! Please follow the entrance to the Crum by the Matchbox, and go past the Holly Collection to the Crumhenge area of the woods.

The project is the first area of focus for the Crum Woods Restoration and Stewardship Plan.

The College is turning the grass field below the Holly Collection into a fully functioning meadow, planting 49 native species of grasses, flowers, and other wet and dry meadow species.

More than 70 volunteers, including Swarthmore faculty, students, and staff and members of the Swarthmore borough, came out on April 6 for the first planting. Together they planted over 4,000 plugs and did a significant amount of creek cleanup work.

The College expects another fantastic turnout for the second planting! Please RSVP to Amos Frye '19 at

The 49 native species being planted: