National Public Lands Day plantings & maintenance [email registration required]

May 25, 2021 by

October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Glen Providence Park - main entrance
550 West State Street

Rain date Sunday, October 3. Meet at the park’s main entrance: 550 West State Street on Google Maps.

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

For National Public Lands Day, Friends of Glen Providence Park will 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 10th 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 teams and Covid protocols, 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 3 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!


Some of our 2019 National Public Lands Day planting volunteers

Last update: 9-23-2021

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  1. dan allen

    my sons and i would like to participate in this.

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