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WILLIAMSBURG HUNTINGDON – Habitat Care work parties on the Lower Trail

Lower Trail workparty Nov 2016

March 4 and March 25 — join us for one work party, or both!  

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 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, choking trees, and blocking the view of the river.  We are also clearing so we can  plant natives in April and May!

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 4 months, 29 different people have logged 105 hours of work. Get on our email list and get updates.11.2016 Habitat Restoration WILLIAMSBURG

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

SPREAD THE WORD: Download a copy of the flier.

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 Workparties

IMG_3051MEET: 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.

habitat care Walnut Spring Nov 15 2016LEADERSHIP: 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 100 hours of work, in the last 4 months. Get on our email list and get updates.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or wacmbook@aol.com
PRINT a flier to share

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.

IMG_3034 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: 3 Habitat Restoration Work Parties

IMG_3051RSVP 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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DATES:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00

IMG_3034MEET: 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).

WILLIAMSBURG: Habitat restoration work party on the Lower Trail

Habitat Restoration WILLIAMSBURGRSVP 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 work party conditions).

Come to this work party 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!

Get a flier to post or share.

MEET: in the parking lot on East First St. at the Lower Trail sign 1.5 blocks from High St.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Bring a water bottle. We can provide some gloves and clippers, but please label and bring your own if you have them.

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose) that arecrowding out native shrubs and trees along the Central PA Rail Trail that runs along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg loves to help congregations and communities jumpstart longer term habitat care projects. Habitat care commitments can be a great way for groups 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. This project, by contrast, involves physical work that actually improves biodiversity and resilience in the face of climate change.

Learn more here at paipl.org  and download this Creation Care program slip to share with others.

 

STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat Restoration Work Parties

IMG_3051RSVP 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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NOTE: This particular work party is timed to allow interested participants to go to the Laudato Si breakfast and discussion at Trinity Lutheran Church and/or the first of the annual winter Saturday public lecture series from Penn State: Frontiers of Science.  This year’s theme is The Quest for One Healthy Planet, and the first lecture is  “How to Heal Earth’s Climate,” by Michael Mann.

DATES:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00-3:00
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:00-4:00
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00-4:00

IMG_3034MEET: 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).

STATE COLLEGE: 3 Habitat restoration work parties

IMG_3051RSVP 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!

poster to PRINT and SHARE

DATES:
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.IMG_3034

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).