Calendar

Feb
25
Sat
Whoooo’s Awake in the Winter Woods? [registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Registration by email is required. Limit of 12 children. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 

If you have ever gone out on a winter night, there is a gentle hush that seems to lay over the trees. Occasionally, the quiet is interrupted by beautiful calls. Would you like to learn about some of our friends who are awake when we are all tucked in? Please join Friends of Glen Providence for a story about our magical owl friends and learn about signs that they live all around us.

The walk will be led by Julie Smith, a naturalist with a background in environmental geology – she led four enchanting walks last year for a Seasonal Children’s Series!

 

LOGISTICS:

  • Free!
  • Recommended for ages 4-8, but children of all ages are welcome (accompanied by an adult)
  • Registration limit of 12 children — registration by email is required
  • Meet at 1:00pm at the park’s main entrance — use 525 West State Street, Media for Google Maps
  • Estimated time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Dress for the cold! Hot cider will be served, and we recommend bringing a blanket for the story portion.
  • Rain date Sunday, February 26 – if the weather is iffy, we will email registered participants that morning whether we will use the rain date.

Mar
25
Sat
CRC Streams Cleanup [registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

[Pre-registration on CRC website is required]

Join us in helping with CRC Watersheds’ 25th 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.

 

CRC’s protocols:

  • Pre-registration on the CRC Watersheds website is required: crcwatersheds.org [If you are registering after 12:00 noon the day before the event, please email us at FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com so we can bring enough supplies!]
  • Bring a personal water bottle
  • Wear gloves provided by CRC
  • Stay home if you have any Covid symptoms

 

2023 Stream Cleanup information for Glen Providence Park:

  • Meet at the Glen Providence Park main entrance at 525 West State Street in Media at 9:00 am. 
  • 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! 🙂

 

Apr
29
Sat
Weekend Trail Crew [registration required]
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

[Pre-registration is required]

Join us for a Weekend Trail Crew in Glen Providence Park! Our Friday morning volunteer Conservation Crew works year-round to improve wildlife habitat in the glen, but not everyone is available weekday mornings… we’ll have projects lined up for this weekend work day! Led by Aura Lester and our Conservation Crew.

 

We’ll add more logistics soon:

  • Pre-registration is required. For now, please email us at FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com to register.
  • Rain date Sunday, April 30 – in the event of stormy weather or high winds, registered participants will be notified by email if we decide to use the rain date.
  • Meeting location TBA.
  • Gloves and bags will be provided.
  • We recommend long pants and long sleeves to protect against poison ivy and ticks.

May
13
Sat
Spring Bird Walk [registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - Kirk Lane entrance
May 13 @ 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 130 species on the Park Bird List. We will be led by Dave Eberly – a lifelong birder, for the past 32 years, he has participated in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC), the world’s longest-running Citizen Science project. For the past 15 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 3rd Street & Kirk Lane.
  • Strict attendance limit of 10 people – please register by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com
  • 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 email registered participants by 7:00am whether we’ll need to cancel.

 

Oct
7
Sat
National Public Lands Day [registration required]
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration is required. 

Join us for our 12th year participating in National Public Lands Day, working to improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and beautify the park! We will add details after we plan this year’s project. 

Volunteering details:

  • Estimated time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Rain date Sunday, October 8, 9:00am-12:00pm *
  • Park entrance TBD
  • We will add logistics when we plan this year’s project! 
  • For planning purposes, registration is required. For now, please RSVP by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 
  • We highly recommend long pants and long sleeves. 

Rain plan:
* Our rain date is Sunday, October 8 at 9:00 am. If the weather is not clear, we will email registered volunteers by 8:30 am Saturday advising whether we will use the rain date.

Thank you, we hope to see you on National Public Lands Day!

 

Nov
4
Sat
Geology Walk [registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a geology tour of Glen Providence Park! We are bringing back one of our most popular walks – Charles Randall will explain the geological history of the area, and he’ll put the rocks of the park into the regional picture. To supplement the rocks we can find, he will bring samples of what’s likely to be under the biology.

Rain, snow or shine!*

Logistics:

  • * Please note the location – we are starting at the entrance at Third and West Streets in Media. *
  • Registration is required – for now, please register by emailing FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Rain date Sunday, November 5, 2:00-4:00 *
  • Free & family-friendly
  • Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
  • Estimated time: 2 hours
  • 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!
  • * If it rains – or in the event of high winds – we will email registered participants by 1:00pm on Saturday whether we will use the Sunday rain date. 

 

Geology Walk with Charles Randall

Dec
16
Sat
Christmas Bird Count [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Registration by email is required. Limit of 10 people. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. Covid protocols will be followed.  

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 13th 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 email registered participants that morning whether we will meet.
  • Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy and/or icy terrain
  • Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

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

 

January – Great Horned Owl & American Crow

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