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Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of Preservation

Conservationist, Educator, Advocate

 

—Delaware State Parks Pioneer of Preservation —

 
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By Devry Jones, March 1, 2019
1. Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of Preservation Marker
Inscription.  As a child, Lynn Williams spent her summers among the rural landscapes of her native New York. There she discovered what would become a lifelong appreciation and love of nature. Lynn brought that love of nature with her to Delaware, where she has worked to preserve the precious natural resources of her adopted home.

In the early 1960s, Lynn led a successful fight to protect land along the banks of the Brandywine River from development. This land became Brandywine Creek State Park. The park toay includes the first two dedicated nature preserves established in Delaware.

Lynn helped to create the Delaware Nature Society and has worked closely with groups such as the Girl Scouts of America, the state's Parks and Recreation Council and Woodlawn Trustees to advocate preservation. Three Delaware governors have appointed her to chair the state's Open Space Council.

"We must educate and advocate now, in order to conserve for the future."
Lynn Williams
 
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. 39° 48.485′ 
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By Devry Jones, March 1, 2019
2. Lynn W. Williams - Pioneer of Preservation Marker
N, 75° 34.747′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from Indian Springs Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorraine Fleming (here, next to this marker); Rockland Mill Village (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Village of Montchanin (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Brandywine (approx. 2.4 miles away); Saint Joseph on the Brandywine Church (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
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