LOWER TRAIL: Invasives workparties

Greg Williams is taking advantage of the mild weather to get some invasives work done in Blair and Centre Counties.  Contact Greg to let him know you’re coming, and make sure you have his cell number (215-242-0854) to make it easier to find him when you get there.

Dress to get dirty and stay dry.  Greg has tools and gloves to share, but the more the merrier at a work party!

Sunday June 13th 12:30 – 2:30
along the Lower Trail as it goes downriver – cutting back ailanthus, Norway Maple, bush honeysuckle and privet to make room for native plants.
We’ll meet at the Lower Trail parking lot at 1st and Liberty in Williamsburg and work our way downriver doing the same thing.

STATE COLLEGE: Walnut Springs workparty

Greg Williams is taking advantage of the mild weather to get some invasives work done in Blair and Centre Counties.  Contact Greg to let him know you’re coming, and make sure you have his cell number (215-242-0854) to make it easier to find him when you get there.

Dress to get dirty and stay dry.  Greg has tools and gloves to share, but the more the merrier at a work party!

Saturday June 12th noon – 2:00pm.
We’ll continue our work removing non-native invasives around the perimeter of the marsh at Walnut Springs park in State College. We’ll 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. We’ve had a great influx of folks coming to help from the neighborhood above the marsh and are making incredible and exciting progress. I’m encouraged that we may be done in time to do a big planting of natives this coming spring.  Join the fun !

LOWER TRAIL: invasives workparties

Greg Williams is taking advantage of the mild weather to get some invasives work done in Blair and Centre Counties.  Contact Greg to let him know you’re coming, and make sure you have his cell number (215-242-0854) to make it easier to find him when you get there.

Dress to get dirty and stay dry.  Greg has tools and gloves to share, but the more the merrier at a work party!

Sunday, January 6th 12:30-2:30, and Sunday June 13th 12:30 – 2:30
along the Lower Trail as it goes downriver – cutting back ailanthus, Norway Maple, bush honeysuckle and privet to make room for native plants.
We’ll meet at the Lower Trail parking lot at 1st and Liberty in Williamsburg and work our way downriver doing the same thing.

STATE COLLEGE— Habitat restoration workparty – Walnut Spring

Wednesday March 21, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday March 31, 2-4 p.m.

Get a flier to post and share.

Join us!

MEET: on Walnut Spring Lane at the Walnut Spring Park sign one block East of University Dr. From there we’ll walk to the marsh.

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

THE PROJECT: Remove invasive plants (privet,Tartarian honeysuckle, multiflora rose) that are crowding out native shrubs, filling up the wetland, choking walnut trees, and blocking the view from the bird blind.Walnut Spring invasive progress

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. In State College, 46 different workers have logged almost 211 hours of work, in the last 12 months. We have cleared over 1500 square feet of dense understory. 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. 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.

Get a flier to post and share.

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!

POSTER to print and share.

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.

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!

POSTER to print and share.

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.