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!

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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.

 

PHILLY: MLK Day of Service —invasive plant removal

PA IPL members The Climate Action Team at The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields will be hosting an invasive plant removal/clean-up at the ruins of Buttercup Cottage in Fairmount Park in Mt. Airy, Monday, January 16 from 9 am to noon. This will be in conjunction with events occurring all over Philadelphia that day in celebration of the 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-4-06-51-pm

Learn more and register here.  Registrants will receive an email with more details on where to meet. 

Questions? Cricket Hunter can put you in touch with the contact person! The event is family-friendly, and best for kids 10 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Download a flyer  to help spread the word.