Nick Guarino
Invasive Species Management Intern

Nick's internship focus was twofold: he documented and researched invasive plants and compiled a guide to invasives for future identification and eradication purposes. It wasn't all computer-based however, as he also worked on eradicating Russian olives in the park and assisted with pond maintenance, trail clearing, summer camp, and wigwam construction.

2013 Interns & Fellows

Kelsey Ransick
Dabbs Woodfin Fellow

Kelsey Ransick, the 2013-2014 Dabbs Woodfin Fellow, recently graduated from the University of Delaware with an MA in history and museum studies. She has a BA in History and Art History/Arts Management from the University of San Francisco.


Kelsey worked with us until June 2014, completing a variety of projects, including collections care, object cataloging, website design, research,archival organization, and a number of other tasks. She also functioned as the Assistant Camp Director for our Summer Discovery Camp in 2013. To read more about her projects, visit the Woodfin Fellow blog.

Jessica Shahan
Chester Water Authority Environmental Fellow

Jessica designed hands-on, quality educational programs that complement the biological and environmental resources found in the park. While in the office, Jessica wrote outlines for future programs, researched outdoor education techniques and philosophies, and worked on background materials for our ongoing habitat conservation and restoration projects.


Out in the park, she was most likely to be found with a pair of binoculars, leading bird and nature walks and keeping track of Newlin's resident and migratory birds. Jessica has a BS in Biology and BA in Environmental Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is currently completing her MS in Biology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Message to Our Community


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.

While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.  

  • Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.

  • The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys.  Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation. 

  • Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

Newlin Grist Mill   l  219 South Cheyney Road   l  Glen Mills, PA 19342   l   610.459.2359   l   © Copyright 2014-2015 Newlin Grist Mill. All rights reserved.