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STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat Restoration Work Parties
February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMFree
RSVP to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email — at this time of year it’s important to be able to be in contact with one another in case of questionable road conditions (or, in extreme cases, decidedly-not-festive workparty conditions).
Come to one or all of these work parties to participate, AND to explore the idea of regular habitat restoration or a habitat care project in your congregation or in your neighborhood. Greg Williams will help!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00
MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr.
SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own.
THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, choking walnut trees, and blocking the view from the bird blind.
LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg is willing to lead workparties, and he loves to help congregations jumpstart longer term habitat care projects. Habitat care commitments can be a great way for congregations to take action, build community, stay grounded in the natural world, see immediate results, and have fun doing it.
Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In this workshop, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change. Small forests and wetlands can make a big difference. See this recent NY Times article, or this bike profile with the story of contrast between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and the role of a small tree in one village. (Read more in Greg’s profile on our blog).