Lower Trail-Habitat Restoration Series

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM-Flowing Springs trailhead
  • Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2:00-4:00 PM-Mt. Etna trailhead

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MEET: At the very end of the Lower Trail between Flowing Springs Station and the bridge over the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata.

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:  In 2018 and 2019 we planted 1000 bare root trees and shrubs on the Trail to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans! At this site, this year, where magnificent white ash had to be cut down, there is still room for more silky dogwood, buttonbush or black willow livestakes along the creeks. We’d love your 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.

The Lower Trail-Habitat Care Workparty Series

    • Wednesday, Aug. 14th, 8:00-10:00 AM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Thursday, Aug. 15th, 6:00-8:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Monday, Aug. 19th, 8:00-10:00 AM-Mt. Etna Station on the Lower Trail
    • Wednesday, Aug. 21st, 9:00-11:00 AM-Flowing Springs trailhead  on the Lower Trail
    • Thursday, Sept 5th, 9:30-11:30 AM-Flowing Springs trailhead  on the Lower Trail (very end of The Lower Trail)

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MEET: Flowing Springs trailhead on the Lower Trail (very end of The Lower Trail between Flowing Springs Station and the bridge over Frankstown Branch of the Juniata)

This cardinal flower is one of the ecosystem-appropriate native plants blooming in the spaces we’ve created.

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Waterproof footwear recommended. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs and have planted 800 bare root trees and shrubs to create a better habitat. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control and cut back undergrowth.

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-Walnut Springs: Habitat Care Workparty Series

    • Monday, Aug. 12th, 12:30-2:30 PM
    • Saturday, Aug. 24th, 3:00-5:00 PM (updated time)
    • Monday, Sept. 2nd, 9:00-11:00 AM-Labor Day

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This cardinal flower is one of the ecosystem-appropriate native plants blooming in the spaces we’ve created.

MEET: Walnut Springs Park at the Walnut Spring Park sign, one block East of University Dr., just before the road ascends a hill. From there, we will walk to the marsh. Caution-we will be on alert for yellow jackets!

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control.

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.

Huntingdon: Habitat Care Workparty Series

    • Friday, Aug. 23rd, 8:00-10:00 AM
    • Saturday, Aug. 31st, 9:00-11:00 AM
This cardinal flower is one of the ecosystem-appropriate native plants blooming in the spaces we’ve created.

Download a flyer to post and share!

MEET: Huntingdon at Detwiler Park on Standing Stone Creek

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control.

  • We will wrap up this two week cycle in Huntingdon at Detwiler Park on Standing Stone Creek and resume creating space for more natives.

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-Walnut Springs: Habitat Care Workparty Series

    • Monday, Aug. 12th, 12:30-2:30 PM
    • Saturday, Aug. 24th, 3:00-5:00 PM (updated time)
    • Monday, Sept. 2nd, 9:00-11:00 AM-Labor Day

Download a flyer to post and share!

This cardinal flower is one of the ecosystem-appropriate native plants blooming in the spaces we’ve created.

MEET: Walnut Springs Park at the Walnut Spring Park sign, one block East of University Dr., just before the road ascends a hill. From there, we will walk to the marsh. Caution-we will be on alert for yellow jackets!

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control.

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.

Huntingdon: Habitat Care Workparty Series

    • Friday, Aug. 23rd, 8:00-10:00 AM
    • Saturday, Aug. 31st, 9:00-11:00 AM
This cardinal flower is one of the ecosystem-appropriate native plants blooming in the spaces we’ve created.

MEET: Huntingdon at Detwiler Park on Standing Stone Creek

SUPPLIES: Dress to get dirty. Gloves and clippers provided, or bring your own. Be sure to wear long pants, shirts, boots, and socks! If weather is too wet, Greg will cancel. Call to confirm.

THE PROJECT: Over the last 2 years, we removed invasive plants that have been crowding out native shrubs. In April and May, we planted the first of 200 NATIVE PLANTS, which support local fauna! We now need to keep the non-natives under control.

  • We will wrap up this two week cycle in Huntingdon at Detwiler Park on Standing Stone Creek and resume creating space for more natives.

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.