The Lower Trail-Habitat Restoration: Replanting

    • Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2:00-4:00 PM-Grannas Station headquarters of the Lower Trail

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MEET: In the parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street at Liberty.  You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854 as we may move around on any given day.

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 2018, and 2019, we planted 800 bare root trees and shrubs on the Trail to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans ! The flags and tubes mark where we planted. This Fall, we have some larger, containerized trees and shrubs from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation- join in the effort.

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.

Walnut Spring Park-Habitat Restoration Series

    • Saturday, Sept. 28th, 9:00-11:00 AM-State College at Walnut Spring Park
    • Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 4:00-6:00 PM-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. CAUTION- It’s YELLOW JACKET season. Wet areas should be safe but highly sensitive folks shouldn’t join until the 1st frost. Call to confirm!  You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854.

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. 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 make spaces for later fall planting.

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.

Walnut Spring Park-Habitat Restoration Series

    • Saturday, Sept. 28th, 9:00-11:00 AM-State College at Walnut Spring Park
    • Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 4:00-6:00 PM-State College at Walnut Spring Park

Download a flyer to post and share!

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. CAUTION- It’s YELLOW JACKET season. Wet areas should be safe but highly sensitive folks shouldn’t join until the 1st frost. Call to confirm!  You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854.

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. 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 make spaces for later fall planting.

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 Restoration Series

    • Monday, Sept. 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 9:00-11:00 AM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail (riding bikes further down the Lower Trail)
    • Friday, Sept. 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM-Flowing Springs Station at the western end of the Lower Trail

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MEET: Off of Hwy 22 between the curve near Canoe Creek SP and the curve near Rispoli’s farm stand at the very end of the Lower Trail, between Flowing Springs Station and the bridge over Frankstown Branch of the Juniata. Call to confirm!  You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854 as we may move around on any given day.

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 2018, and 2019, we planted 800 bare root trees and shrubs on the Trail to create better habitat for birds, wildlife, and humans ! The flags and tubes mark where we planted. The undergrowth gets so high here, we clear paths to get to our plants and cut out privet etc. to make room for more native plants.

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 Restoration Series

    • Monday, Sept. 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 9:00-11:00 AM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail (riding bikes further down the Lower Trail)
    • Friday, Sept. 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM-Flowing Springs Station at the western end of the Lower Trail

Download a flyer to post and share!

MEET: The parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street at Liberty. RSVP appreciated. You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854 as we may move around on any given day.

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: We will be biking along the mowed area of the trail, stopping along the way, and reaching into it with clippers to cut privet, bush honeysuckle, ailanthus etc. that aren’t part of the original ecosystem to make room for more native plants. CAUTION-though this is unlikely places for them, it’s yellow jacket season – we’ll be on alert for active nests-folks with particular sensitivity should wait till first hard frost to join us!

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 Restoration Series

    • Monday, Sept. 23rd, 5:00-7:00 PM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail
    • Wednesday, Sept. 25th, 9:00-11:00 AM-Williamsburg Trail head of the Lower Trail (riding bikes further down the Lower Trail)
    • Friday, Sept. 27th, 5:00-7:00 PM-Flowing Springs Station at the western end of the Lower Trail

Download a flyer to post and share!

MEET: The parking area at the Lower Trail, Williamsburg Station, on 1st Street at Liberty. RSVP appreciated. You can call or text Greg at 215-242-0854 as we may move around on any given day.

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: We will be walking along the mowed area of the trail and reaching into it with clippers to cut privet, bush honeysuckle, etc. that aren’t part of the original ecosystem to make room for more native plants. CAUTION-though this is unlikely places for them, it’s yellow jacket season – we’ll be on alert for active nests-folks with particular sensitivity should wait till first hard frost to join us!

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.