STATE COLLEGE— Habitat restoration workparty – Walnut Spring

Wednesday March 21, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday March 31, 2-4 p.m.

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Join us!

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. In State College, 46 different workers have logged almost 211 hours of work, in the last 12 months. We have cleared over 1500 square feet of dense understory. Get on our email list and get updates.

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. 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: Earth Hour vigil

Rescheduled from March 21 due to uncertain evening road conditions.

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As part of the extended Earth Hour 2018, PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a short 25 minute candle-light vigil, from 7:20-7:45, immediately after the Holden Prayer Service. Schedule.

Participants will have the chance to reflect on the call in the “Lenten Fast for Creation” for the date to capture our joy in Creation, and on how Creation strengthens our spirit, how we see it changing, and how we can protect it. 

Participants are invited to join the congregation for soup, salad,  and sandwiches in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00 PM

 Contact Karl Raynar for details. 

WILLIAMSBURG — native planting parties on the Lower Trail

HELP US PLANT bare-root native plants in the spaces we cleared last fall.  We’ll plant shrubs that help develop climate-resilient landscapes and support wildlife (including pollinators for our farming and gardening neighbors).

We have 10 Red Mulberry, 10 Wild Black Cherry, and 25 Chokecherry

Tuesday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 9-12 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.

.Williamsburg Trailhead, The Lower Trail  Join us!

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MEET: in the parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street. If you don’t see us, give planting leader Greg Williams a call on his cell at 215-242-0854 — the party will move around on any given day.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves, shovels, and clippers provided, or bring your own. Call to confirm or let Greg know a date when you are free to help!

THE PROJECT: We’re planting 350 bare root trees and shrubs between March 19 and May 19 to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans ! We have over 21 species, all native to Blair County.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. On the Lower Trail, in the last 16 months, 32 different people have logged over 350 hours of work removing non-natives, preparing for these plantings. Greg invites church and community groups to join us or contact him for a work party just for them at a site of their choosing.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

In these work parties 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: Central PA IPL Circuit Riders join the Earth Hour party

PA IPL supporters in Centre, Huntingdon, and Blair Counties are joining forces to get to know one another, encourage one another, pray together,  learn of the activities of PA IPL, build community, and make common cause around caring for our Common Home and all who inhabit it.  We’re calling it the Central PA IPL Circuit Riders, as we’ll rotate amongst faith communities and institutions, so everyone gets a chance to see new places and people… and the chance to share familiar ones.

The Central PA IPL Circuit Riders will join the Earth Hour party at Webster’s Café and Bookstore.  In the past we’ve had live music, a silent auction, a lemonade bar, and (of course!) an hour in the dark.  Want to help out with this event?  The committee would love to have you!
Facebook event page to share —especially with your congregation’s Facebook groups or pages!
Poster to share.
Learn more about Earth Hour here (with helps to think about creating your own event)

 

  • Accessible from campus on foot.
  • Very near Schlow Library and the downtown CATA headquarters, so lots of bus access.
  • Partially-covered bike parking at the plaza entrance of the building.
  • Lots of metered street parking (and nearby garages) for carpoolers.

To learn more about these Central PA IPL Circuit Rider events, or to get on our email list for upcoming events or to host an event please contact Greg Williams, board president of PA IPL by email or at 215-242-0854.

WILLIAMSBURG — native planting parties on the Lower Trail

HELP US PLANT bare-root native plants in the spaces we cleared last fall.  We’ll plant shrubs that help develop climate-resilient landscapes and support wildlife (including pollinators for our farming and gardening neighbors).

We have 10 Red Mulberry, 10 Wild Black Cherry, and 25 Chokecherry

Tuesday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 9-12 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.

.Williamsburg Trailhead, The Lower Trail  Join us!

POSTER to print and share.

MEET: in the parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street. If you don’t see us, give planting leader Greg Williams a call on his cell at 215-242-0854 — the party will move around on any given day.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves, shovels, and clippers provided, or bring your own. Call to confirm or let Greg know a date when you are free to help!

THE PROJECT: We’re planting 350 bare root trees and shrubs between March 19 and May 19 to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans ! We have over 21 species, all native to Blair County.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. On the Lower Trail, in the last 16 months, 32 different people have logged over 350 hours of work removing non-natives, preparing for these plantings. Greg invites church and community groups to join us or contact him for a work party just for them at a site of their choosing.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

In these work parties 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 — native planting parties on the Lower Trail

HELP US PLANT bare-root native plants in the spaces we cleared last fall.  We’ll plant shrubs that help develop climate-resilient landscapes and support wildlife (including pollinators for our farming and gardening neighbors).

We have 10 Red Mulberry, 10 Wild Black Cherry, and 25 Chokecherry

Tuesday, March 20, 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 24, 9-12 a.m.
Sunday, March 25, 1-4 p.m.

.Williamsburg Trailhead, The Lower Trail  Join us!

POSTER to print and share.

MEET: in the parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street. If you don’t see us, give planting leader Greg Williams a call on his cell at 215-242-0854 — the party will move around on any given day.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear a plus. Gloves, shovels, and clippers provided, or bring your own. Call to confirm or let Greg know a date when you are free to help!

THE PROJECT: We’re planting 350 bare root trees and shrubs between March 19 and May 19 to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans ! We have over 21 species, all native to Blair County.

LEADERSHIP: The project is led by Greg Williams, a PA IPL board member with decades of environmental education and habitat care experience. On the Lower Trail, in the last 16 months, 32 different people have logged over 350 hours of work removing non-natives, preparing for these plantings. Greg invites church and community groups to join us or contact him for a work party just for them at a site of their choosing.

RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

In these work parties 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.