Calendar

Apr
4
Sat
POSTPONED: CRC Streams Cleanup @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

CRC Watersheds announced on March 19: “While CRC would like to get everyone outside to clean our streams, out of an abundance of caution and under the direction of government recommendations, we are delaying the Streams Cleanup. We will keep you informed of future plans. Thank you all for volunteering and please stay safe and healthy!”


Join us in helping with CRC Watersheds’ 23rd Annual Streams Cleanup! CRC volunteers will remove trash at more than 30 sites along Chester, Ridley and Crum Creeks and their tributaries, including Broomall’s Run in Glen Providence Park.

2020 Stream Cleanup information for Glen Providence Park:

  • Pre-registration on the CRC Watersheds website is requested. 
  • Meet at the Glen Providence Park main entrance on West State Street in Media at 9:00 am. We will end at 10:30 to clear the way for the Great Media Easter Egg Hunt! 
  • Rain or shine.
  • Gloves and bags will be provided.
  • We recommend long pants and long sleeves to protect against poison ivy and ticks.
  • If you’d like to tackle trash along the streambank, wear water shoes, boots, or old shoes!
  • CRC requires that volunteers sign a liability release.

Thank you for helping keep our parks and streams clean! 🙂

CANCELLED: Great Media Easter Egg Hunt @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Apr 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

CANCELLED as of March 19 due to the COVID-19 quarantine.


It’s time for the Great Media Easter Egg Hunt, organized by Media Lions Club volunteers! Running this event is no small task – it involves filling and hiding thousands of eggs. 

It’s also Glen Providence Park’s longest-running event, held annually since 1954

The Egg Hunt is made possible by the generous sponsorship of McCarrin Chiropractic. 

Be there at 11:00 sharp! 

 

It’s the same day as the CRC Streams Cleanup – we’ll be ending that at 10:30 to make way for the Egg Hunt. 🙂

 

Great Media Easter Egg Hunt

May
9
Sat
Spring Bird Walk @ Glen Providence Park - Kirk Lane entrance
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a bird walk during spring migration! We’ll look for warblers and other migrants, and see if we can add to the 127 species on the Park Bird List. We will be led by Dave Eberly – a lifelong birder, for the past 29 years, he has participated in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the world’s longest-running Citizen Science project. For the past 12 years, he has taken on the important task of compiling all CBC data for Delaware County!

Kirk Lane entrance!
Rain or shine*

LOGISTICS:

  • Please note the location- we are starting at the Upper Providence entrance at Third Street and Kirk Lane. 
  • Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
  • Free!
  • Be prepared for steep hills, and uneven (possibly wet) terrain: wear your hiking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one… and of course binoculars and your favorite bird field guide or app!
  • * Walk is rain or shine, but if the weather is miserable – or in the event of high winds – we’ll post on our website and facebook 7:00am whether we’ll need to cancel.

Oct
3
Sat
Plantings for National Public Lands Day @ Glen Providence Park - entrance TBD
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for our 9th annual native tree & shrub planting, working to improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and beautify the park!

*Location to be determined*

To help us plan our time effectively, and to plan for refreshments, we ask that you RSVP for this event at FriendsoftheGlen [AT] gmail.com – please let us know the number of volunteers in your party.

VOLUNTEERING DETAILS:
— Specific location to be determined
— Estimated time: 9:00am-12:00pm
— Lunch and drinks will be provided for registered volunteers.
— We will provide the equipment, including shovels, spades, rakes, and wheelbarrows – but if you have favorite tools, feel free to bring them! If you do bring your own tools, please label them with your name.
— Bring work gloves if you have them.

ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE:
— digging holes for the trees and shrubs
— spreading woodchips
— installing deer protection around trees and shrubs
— watering
— Squashing any invasive Spotted Lanternflies…

RAIN PLAN:
Our rain date is Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 am. If the weather is not clear, we will post on our website and facebook by 8:45 am Saturday advising whether we will use the rain date.

 

Oct
31
Sat
Wicked Plants & Ghost Walk @ Glen Providence Park - entrance tba
Oct 31 all-day

SAVE THE DATE for the return of our Wicked Plant & Ghost Walk, on the 85th Anniversary of Glen Providence Park! Led by Marcia Tate & Stephanie Gaboriault.

Park entrance & time tba. 

 

Great Horned Owl & American Crow

Nov
27
Fri
Green Friday Walk @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 27 all-day

After a day of feasting, family, or whatever Thanksgiving traditions you observe, come join us for a simple, refreshing walk to fill up on nature’s rejuvenating power. No purchase necessary! Led by Aura Lester and Holly Hoffmann. #optoutside

Geared towards families, but open to all.

Time TBA

Snow, drizzle, or shine*

LOGISTICS:

  • Free!
  • Meet at the main entrance at 550 West State Street, Media
  • Be prepared for stream crossings, steep hills, and uneven (possibly icy or muddy) terrain: wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one, and you never know when you’ll want binoculars!
  • * Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will post on Facebook and our website that morning whether we will meet.

 

Dec
19
Sat
Christmas Bird Count @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 10th year participating in the Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running Citizen Science survey! In this early-winter bird census, thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada, and many countries go out over a 24-hour period to count birds. Researchers and conservation biologists use the data to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.

Rain, snow, or shine*
Slow down for a morning and take a break from the holiday rush!

LOGISTICS:
— Please note the location– we will meet at the 3rd & West Street park entrance
— *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will post on Facebook and our website that morning whether we will meet.
— Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy and/or icy terrain
— Experienced and novice birdwatchers welcome!
— Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

Friends of Glen Providence Park will submit our results to the CBC Compiler for Delaware County. 

 

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