Our Second Anniversary!

Jul 27, 2013 by

It was Friends of Glen Providence Park’s Second Anniversary on July 14!  Since we formed, we have been working to preserve and enhance the natural and historical resource of Glen Providence Park– which includes reviving old park traditions. Using the park’s once-popular Kirk Lane picnic area for our anniversary seemed apt!

So on July 13, over 20 volunteers and friends new and old gathered for a relaxing picnic on the lovely shaded lawn by the Kirk Lane entrance.  We found it to be an beautiful spot for frisbee, bocce or other activities- kids discovered a toadlet and searched for ripe wineberries to eat! While it was a hot and humid day, it felt remarkably cooler in the natural air conditioning provided by the deep shade of the mature trees. Thank you to Delaware County Parks & Recreation for adding two picnic tables to this lovely spot!

The picnic was a nice way to relax after our busy first two years! Our Annual Report describes our activities through 2012, and in 2013 we have continued with volunteer days, nature walkshistorical research, citizen science, documenting plants and wildlife, and advocacy…. and we have added to our stewardship efforts with regular invasive plant removal, documenting the 1.1 Acre dam construction area, and we expanded from our first concert into a Summer Concert Series!

It has been an exciting two years- we look forward to many more!

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