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 – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie and discussion.
Find us downstairs in Harkins Hall.
Plenty of parking, wheelchair accessible.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

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ALTOONA – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie and discussion.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

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HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Movie, and discussion — an optional native/non-native hike follows at 3:00.

Come enjoy learning how to transform your own yard, your local park, or congregational property into a haven for wildlife using native plant species.  We’ll watch a film about bringing nature back into these places and have a short discussion period after.  You’ll learn how to bring nature home and share our common space with the plants, the insects, the birds, and the mammals that support life on earth.

Film runs 90 minutes, and features examples of communities, congregations, and individuals who have changed their outdoor spaces to be more resilient and welcoming, including some houses of worship that have earned Sacred Grounds certification through the Audubon Society. Read more and watch the trailer.

RSVPs help us plan.  Contact PA IPL Board member Greg Williams with questions or to let him know you’re coming.  Email Greg or call 215-242-0854

SPREAD THE WORD

COSPONSORS: