Tag Archives: habitat restoration

HUNTINGDON — Riparian Zone Work Party

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MEET: in the far end of the parking lot past the playing fields at Detweiler Park, 400 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, PA.

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: Standing Stone Creek’s riparian zone needs the protection of native plants so we’re removing & replacing non-natives with native plants.

 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 and on the Lower Trail, where 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 — Bike & Clip on the Lower Trail

  • Saturday, Aug. 5, 3-5:00 P.M.
  • Friday, Aug 25, 8-10:00 A.M.

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MEET: in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Trailhead of the Lower Trail, on East First St., 1½ blocks in from High St. OR at the work site, between mile 8/9.

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: Japanese Knotweed, a particularly efficient invasive, can grow inches each day, spreads by rhizomes and flying seeds, and shades out native plants. Rather than spraying, we’ll clip it to the ground several times a growing season.

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 wacmbook@aol.com

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.

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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.

STATE COLLEGE-Habitat Care Workparty—WESTERLY PARKWAY WETLAND

*Monday, July 3, 5:30-7:30 PM
*Tuesday, July 18, 5:30-7:30 PM
*Monday, July 31, 5:30-7:30 PM
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MEET: on Westerly Parkway in the fenced in Wetlands across from the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center. We’ll be working on the upper trail.

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

THE PROJECT: This water detention basin was turned into a park through the work of the Borough, their staff, and many volunteers. We’ll be helping to keep the non-native invasives under control so native species can thrive

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, 30 different workers have logged almost 150 hours of work, in the last 8 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or wacmbook@aol.com

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.

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STATE COLLEGE —Habitat Care Workparty—Walnut Spring

*Tuesday, July 27, 7:30-9:30 AM
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MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. From there we’ll walk to the marsh.

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

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet,Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, filling up the wetland, choking walnut trees, and blocking the view from the bird blind.Walnut Spring invasive progress

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, 30 different workers have logged almost 150 hours of work, in the last 8 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or wacmbook@aol.com

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.

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STATE COLLEGE – Habitat Care Workparty – WALNUT SPRING

*Tuesday, July 11, 7:30-9:30 AM
*Tuesday, July 27,7:30-9:30 AM
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MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. From there we’ll walk to the marsh.

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

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet,Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, filling up the wetland, choking walnut trees, and blocking the view from the bird blind.Walnut Spring invasive progress

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, 30 different workers have logged almost 150 hours of work, in the last 8 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or wacmbook@aol.com

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.

Get a flier to post and share.