Mt. Etna Station-Lower Trail-Habitat Restoration

    • Saturday, October 24th, 9:00-12:00 p.m.

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MEET: At Mt. Etna station on the Lower Trail. Bike there on the Lower Trail. By car, turn off HWY 22 at Polecat Hollow Road and head east to Fox Run Rd then turn left. Look for Mt. Etna parking lot on your right.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Bring your own tools, gloves, and masks.  We will work with social distancing. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: The Episcopal Churches of and Blair County have adopted this section of the Lower Trail and have, for 2 years, been removing non-native invasives and will, again, be planting native trees this Fall.  We welcome all to the work party from 9:00-11:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. we will be bringing our own brunch and then a liturgy will take place at 11:30 a.m.

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 and at Detwiler Park in Huntingdon.  Get on our email list and get updates. Greg invites congregation and community groups to join us or contact him.

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.

Huntingdon-The Nature Trail: Habitat Restoration

    • Monday, Sept. 21st, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    • Saturday, Sept. 26th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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MEET: In the upstream end of the parking lot past the playing fields at Detwiler Park, 400 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, PA.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too cold or wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm. Bring a mask as we will be socially distancing as we work. 

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After

THE PROJECT: Standing Stone Creek’s riparian zone needs the protection of native plants so we’re creating cleared circles around native trees.

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 and on the Lower Trail. 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.

Walnut Spring Park-Habitat Restoration Series

    • Friday, September 25th 3:00-5:00 PM-McCormick Springs at Walnut Spring Park

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MEET: On Walnut Spring Lane just east of University Dr., where there is a field of stakes and green tubes. We’ll cross over to the trail that goes on the left side of the creek.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided or bring your own. If weather is too cold or wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.  Bring your own mask as we will be social distancing as we work.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 3 years, we have removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. Last year we planted 200 NATIVE PLANTS, like this maple leaf viburnum, which support local fauna! We’re now almost ready for to begin planting on this lovely new spot, McCormick Spring.

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 and at Detwiler Park in Huntingdon.  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, (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.

Mt. Etna Station-Lower Trail-Habitat Restoration

    • Saturday, August 29th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

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MEET: At Mt. Etna station on the Lower Trail. Bike there on the Lower Trail. By car, turn off HWY 22 at Polecat Hollow Road and head east to Fox Run Rd then turn left. Look for Mt. Etna parking lot on your right.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Bring your own tools, gloves, and masks.  We will work with social distancing. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: The Episcopal Churches of and Blair County have adopted this section of the Lower Trail and have, for 2 years, been removing non-native invasives and will, again, be planting native trees this Fall. We will be removing non-natives that are blocking the native trees and shrubs. We welcome all to come help.

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 and at Detwiler Park in Huntingdon.  Get on our email list and get updates. Greg invites congregation and community groups to join us or contact him.

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.

Walnut Spring Park-Habitat Restoration Series

    • Friday, August 28th 9:00-11:00 AM-State College at Walnut Spring Park

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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.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Bring your own gloves, clippers, and masks.  If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm. We will be social distancing.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we have removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. Last year we planted 200 NATIVE PLANTS, like this maple leaf viburnum, which support local fauna! We will be tamping back the competing non-natives.

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 and at Detwiler Park in Huntingdon.  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, (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.

Mt. Etna Station-Lower Trail-Habitat Restoration Series

Last Sunday of each month:

    • Jan. 26th, 2:00-4:00 PM
    • Feb. 23rd, 2:00-4:00 PM
    • March 29th, 3:00-5:00 PM
    • April 26th, 3:00-5:00 PM
    • May 31st, 3:00-5:00 PM
    • June 28th, 3:00-5:00 PM

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MEET: At Mt. Etna station on the Lower Trail. Bike there on the Lower Trail. By car, turn off HWY 22 at Polecat Hollow Road and head east to Fox Run Rd then turn left. Look for Mt. Etna parking lot on your right.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: The Episcopal Churches of Huntingdon and Blair County have adopted this section of the Lower Trail and have, for 2 years, been removing non-native invasives and will, again, be planting native trees this Spring. One of these dates will be the tree planting with chances to memorialize. We welcome all to come help.

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.