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Walnut Spring Park-Habitat Restoration Series
September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMFree
- Saturday, Sept. 28th, 9:00-11:00 AM-State College at Walnut Spring Park
- Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 4:00-6:00 PM-State College at Walnut Spring Park
MEET: On Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr., just before the road ascends a hill. From there, we’ll walk to the marsh. CAUTION- It’s YELLOW JACKET season. Wet areas should be safe but highly sensitive folks shouldn’t join until the 1st frost. Call to confirm! You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854.
SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.
THE PROJECT:Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna ! We now need to keep the non-natives under control and make spaces for later fall planting.
LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. Greg 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 congregation 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 congregation communities and other individuals.