GREEN FRIDAY #OptOutside: Habitat Restoration Work Party in WILLIAMSBURG-HUNTINGDON

11.2016 Habitat Restoration WILLIAMSBURGCome 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.

 RSVP: to Greg at 215.242.0854 or by email.

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.

This workparty is a collaborative effort between Central PA Rails-to-Trails, Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon, and PA Interfaith Power & Light. Employees of the Bedford distribution center of REI have been warmly invited as part of REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside initiative. Learn more here at paipl.org  and download this Creation Care program slip to share with others.

 

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat Care Work Party

habitat care Walnut Spring Nov 15 2016Come 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: 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.

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

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.

This workshop is a follow-on to a work party associated with Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s 2016 Annual Conference: An Environment of Faith.    Download a Creation Care program slip for more ideas.

STATE COLLEGE: Habitat restoration work party

10.29.2016 pre-conference work party PHOTOCome 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: 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.

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

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).

This workshop is a precursor to Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light’s Annual Conference, (Sunday afternoon, October 30th) which has a rich slate of workshop offerings touching on all and will allow you to build networks, find support, and get inspired to act in many ways.  Learn more, view workshops, and register for the conference here.  ($15 in advance, $20 at the door, scholarships available.)

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