National Public Lands Day [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - entrance TBA
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rain date Sunday, October 2. Park entrance TBA.

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

Save the date for National Public Lands Day! Details to be determined, but Friends of Glen Providence Park will again work on maintenance of the more than 200 native trees and shrubs we have planted since 2012, and plant additional native trees and shrubs in the glen. This is our 11th year of planting projects, working to improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and beautify the park! 

Our planting day is one of our most popular and fun events! We are incredibly grateful to Delaware County Parks & Recreation for providing funds for this project, and to the Delaware County Conservation District for the use of its Conservation Planting Trailer and supplies.


Volunteering details:

We will update this description as we identify other relevant details for volunteers. 

Estimated time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Activities will include:

  • maintenance of deer fencing including repair, replacement, and/or removal
  • weeding around native trees and shrubs
  • removal of invasive plants
  • digging holes for new trees and shrubs
  • spreading woodchips
  • installing deer protection around trees and shrubs
  • watering
  • Of course, we also welcome anyone who wants to participate by picking up trash along the trails and stream!

More logistics:

  • For planning purposes, registration by email is required. Please RSVP to FriendsoftheGlen [at] gmail [dot] com. 
  • We will provide the equipment, including shovels, spades, rakes, and wheelbarrows – but if you have favorite tools, feel free to bring them!
  • We highly recommend long pants and long sleeves. 
  • Bring work gloves if you have them.

Rain plan:
Our rain date is Sunday, October 2 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!


Fall Forest Walk [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a late fall nature walk in Glen Providence Park! We’ll be led by Kayla Kehres, a Forester with the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources. Kayla is a wealth of knowledge – see the park through a trained eye, in one of the glen’s most beautiful months!

Meeting location tba.



  • Strict attendance limit of 12 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 that day whether we’ll need to cancel.


Lovable Leaves! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

Save the date for the final 2022 installment of our new Seasonal Children’s Series! The walk will be led by Julie Smith, a naturalist with a background in environmental geology. She has led enchanting Winter, Spring, and Summer children’s events this year – join us in late Fall!



  • 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! We recommend bringing a blanket for the story portion.
  • Whether we will have a rain date TBA.

Common Grackle & Sassafras

Christmas Bird Count [email registration required] @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd & West entrance
Dec 17 @ 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 12th 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!

— 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. 

4/21 Pileated Woodpecker

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