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STATE COLLEGE: Habitat restoration work party
October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 PMFree
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.
RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
This workshop is a precursor to Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Conference, (Sunday afternoon, October 30th) which has a rich slate of workshop offerings touching on all and will allow you to build networks, find support, and get inspired to act in many ways. Learn more, view workshops, and register for the conference here. ($15 in advance, $20 at the door, scholarships available.)