Nick Guarino
Chester Water Authority Environmental Education Intern

Nick's primary duty was the creation of a photographic inventory of specimen trees throughout the park. The purpose was the development of a tool to help with the protection and management of these important resources. Nick also worked on documentation in the exclusionary zone and the expansion of a study collection of leaves. He worked several extra weeks in order to assist with the dam project by helping to fill sandbags and aid the restoration project. Nick is an environmental sciences major at King's College.

2014 Interns

Benjamin Tomak
Dabbs Woodfin Education Intern

As Assistant Director for our annual Summer Discovery Camp, Ben assisted with managing day-to-day operations, staff oversight, strategic planning, and writing and implementation of new camp curriculum. In addition, Ben had the opportunity to give mill tours to the public and to conduct outreach and marketing research.


Currently a graduate student and Hagley Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Delaware, Ben earned his master's degree in history at the University of Liverpool in 2013. Although his internship has come to an end, Ben hopes to maintain a close relationship with the site and its staff. From time to time, he can still be found hanging out by the frog pond, his new favorite place. 

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.