10 years growth

Who we are

We are affiliated with Unami Quaker Meeting who has decided to mitigate climate change by planting carbon forests in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Our Team

John Munro

John Munro

An applied ecologist with experience in designing landscape mitigation in small and large settings such as backyards, farms, sanitary landfills, and Superfund sites in eastern North America. John's interest in the natural world began as a child, when his curiosity led him to nurture skinks and to collect butterflies until he realized that his hobbies resulted in creature death. His professional career began in 1972 under ecologist Jack S. McCormick. John's first projects were to measure wetland marsh productivity and to map the tidal wetlands of Maryland. In 1987, he began his own ecological consulting design and installation firm for which he also collected native seeds and grew native trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers.

John is a member of Unami Quaker Meeting.

Joyce Munro

Joyce Munro

A freelance writer working locally and writing about the power and pull of place. Joyce grew up on land that has been in her family for 10 generations, but she became interested in the prehistory of the area that includes its geology and indigenous Lenape life. She has been commissioned to write several local histories and articles about parts of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Now a grandmother, she has committed herself to the generative work of acting on climate change.

Joyce is a member of Unami Quaker Meeting.

Nancy Donnelly

Nancy Donnelly

A life-long educator, Nancy has worked in public and Friends' education as a middle grades teacher with a focus on science and literature. Moving into administration, she served as Head of School at a small Friends School. She has been a research assistant (and quartermaster) on five Arctic expeditions in Nunavut Territory, in search of nesting areas of the Red Knot and other migratory birds. She was also fortunate to join a team in Tierra del Fuego to research Knots in their winter habitat. She is concerned for future generations and sees the Carbon Forest Project as an optimistic way forward in meeting the challenge of climate change.

Nancy serves as Clerk of Unami Quaker Meeting.

Lynn Biddle

Lynn Biddle

A life-long political activist who has focused on influencing national policy. Lynn is a retired teacher and librarian, and has also worked for the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy and served as vice-chair of the Bucks County Democratic Committee. Lynn is a gardener and lover of trees and sees the Carbon Forest Project as something concrete and duplicative we can do about climate change here and now while the building of a national consensus for action grinds forward.

Lynn is a member of Unami Quaker Meeting.

John Zollers

John Zollers

A committed environmentalist and incurable jack-of-all-trades, John is a railroad-utility permitting engineer by day, and by night helps his wife raise three young children, is a member of the local Environmental Advisory Council, leads volunteer groups in ecological restoration, works the polls twice a year on Election Day, and dabbles in everything else under the sun. He sees the Carbon Forest Project as an opportunity to bring the beauty of old-growth forest back to the modern world. John eschews technology and machines, using hand tools and hand methods wherever he can get away with it, and is responsible for coding this website.