Tag Archives: habitat restoration

STATE COLLEGE – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie and discussion.
Find us downstairs in Harkins Hall.
Plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

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STATE COLLEGE: Habitat Restoration anniversary workparty

MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. in State College.  From there we’ll walk to the marsh.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet,Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs,(right) filling up the wetland, 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 also leads work parties on the Lower Trail. At Walnut Springs, 35 different workers have logged almost 300 hours of work, in the last 11 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP to Greg at 215.242.0854 or via email. Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In these work parties, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.

These work parties are part of the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. We also pray, educate, advocate, weatherize, and bring a moral and religious perspective to climate change through the work of over 50 church communities and other individuals.

This workparty is special because it marks one year for PA IPL engaging in this work in central Pennsylvania — the first workparty was the day before our 2016 conference, and this one will be the day before our 2017 conference —Gratitude, Lament, and Renewal: Walking Together in a Time of Climate Disruption.  We hope you’ll join us for both the workparty AND the conference!  Each feeding us in a different way.

Register right away!  Pre-registration saves at least $10 over the price at the door!

ALTOONA – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie and discussion.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

SPREAD THE WORD

COSPONSORS: 

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie, and discussion — an optional native/non-native hike follows at 3:00.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

SPREAD THE WORD

COSPONSORS: 

 

WILLIAMSBURG — Habitat Care Work Party

  • Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Sunday, Aug. 27th, 3:00-5:00PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 3:00-5:00 P.M.

Download a flier to post and share.

MEET: in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Trailhead of the Lower Trail, on East First St., 1½ blocks in from High St.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: I’ve designated August as Ailanthus Abatement month! This very successful invasive is a major problem on the trail so we’re pulling and cutting them down. Join the campaign.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg also leads work parties at Walnut Springs Park in State College. On the Lower Trail, in the last 8 months, 35 different people have logged almost 250 hours of work. Get on our email list and get updates. Greg invites church and community groups to join us or contact him and he’ll organize a work party just for your group. 

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In these work parties, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.

These work parties are part of the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, (paipl.us). We also pray, educate, advocate, weatherize, and bring a moral and religious perspective to climate change through the work of over 50 church communities and other individuals.

WILLIAMSBURG — Lower Trail Habitat Care Work Party

  • Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Sunday, Aug. 27th, 3:00-5:00PM
  • Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 3:00-5:00 P.M.

Download a flier to post and share.

MEET: in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Trailhead of the Lower Trail, on East First St., 1½ blocks in from High St.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: I’ve designated August as Ailanthus Abatement month! This very successful invasive is a major problem on the trail so we’re pulling and cutting them down. Join the campaign.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg also leads work parties at Walnut Springs Park in State College. On the Lower Trail, in the last 8 months, 35 different people have logged almost 250 hours of work. Get on our email list and get updates. Greg invites church and community groups to join us or contact him and he’ll organize a work party just for your group. 

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

Lots of climate work can be pretty conceptual and long-developing. In these work parties, by contrast, we will do physical work that actually improves resilience in the face of climate change.

These work parties are part of the work of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, (paipl.us). We also pray, educate, advocate, weatherize, and bring a moral and religious perspective to climate change through the work of over 50 church communities and other individuals.