POSTPONED to Oct. 15 – National Public Lands Day [email registration required]

Feb 10, 2022 by

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glen Providence Park - Kirk Lane entrance
Kirk Lane & Third Street
Upper Providence

UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 30 – Planting is POSTPONED to Saturday, October 15. With the remnants of Hurricane Ian bringing rain and wind gusts up to 30mph, we rescheduled the amazing Conservation District planting trailer from October 1 to October 15.

Rain date Sunday, October 16. Meet at the Kirk Lane entrance at Kirk Lane & Third Street, Upper Providence, PA.

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

For National Public Lands Day, Friends of Glen Providence Park will plant native trees, shrubs, and woodland plants along the Scouts Loop near the Kirk Lane entrance, adding to the food forest we have started there in previous years. We’ll also work on maintenance of some of the 250+ native trees and shrubs we have planted since 2012. This is our 11th year of planting projects, working to improve wildlife habitat, reduce erosion, and beautify the park!! 

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:

  • Estimated time: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Meet at the Kirk Lane entrance at Kirk Lane & 3rd Street, Upper Providence, PA
  • Coffee & pizza will be provided for registered volunteers

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 16 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!


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