Tue, Oct 24|
Yards Creek Preserve
Planting Trees at Yards Creek
We need your help planting 110 native trees and shrubs at Yards Creek Preserve in Blairstown.
Time & Location
Oct 24, 2023, 9:00 AM
Yards Creek Preserve, 125 Stony Brook Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825
About the event
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your help planting 110 native trees and shrubs at Yards Creek Preserve on Tuesday, October 24, starting at 9am. The work consists of moving 3-gallon pots, as well as planting and watering the seedlings. Our staff is digging the holes for the trees to go in, so that work will be minimal.
Planting trees is one of the best tools we have to slow the connected crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe. They reduce storm water runoff, which means less erosion and pollution in our waterways, and mitigate flooding in extreme weather. Many species of birds and mammals depend on trees for food, protection, and homes. This planting complements our long-term conservation work under way, from the young forests and pollinator meadows at South Branch to protecting the Delaware River watershed at Yards Creek Preserve.