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.

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

Download a flyer to post and share!

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.

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

Download a flyer to post and share!

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.

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

Download a flyer to post and share!

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.

STATE COLLEGE-Livestake Harvest Event at Millbrook Marsh

Location: Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Rd, State College, PA 16801 (Park in the visitor parking lot at Millbrook Marsh, and we will be meeting at the picnic pavilion near the barn at 10 AM)
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (the event will continue until 2 PM, but come when you can and leave when you need to)

The event is being jointly sponsored by Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light (PA IPL) and ClearWater Conservancy (represented at the event by Emma Keele).  It is part of a larger program involving much of central PA that is managed and coordinated by Chesapeake Conservancy.

Download a flyer to learn more about livestakes!

Learn how to take a piece of stem or branch (usually about ¾ inch in diameter and 18 inches in length) from one of our water-loving native plants, and grow a new tree when we drive it into a streambank.  It is an economical way of planting lots of trees along environmentally compromised streams, and just driving in the livestake has much less effect on the structural integrity of the streambank than digging any kind of hole to plant a rooted seedling.

Check out this link for further information on livestaking.

You can bring your own loppers and/or hand clippers if you prefer, but we will have equipment provided by ClearWater and Chesapeake Conservancies available if you do not have your own.

Dress in layers (it may be chilly), and waterproof footwear is a plus.

Training in cutting and preparing livestakes will be available for those who have not done it before.

Email Ron Porter and Emma Keele if you would like to attend or have any questions.

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

Download a flyer to post and share!

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.