Wed, Oct 19|
Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve
Planting Trees at West Brook
We need your help planting 150 trees at Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve in West Milford.
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2022, 9:00 AM
Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve, 1228 Westbrook Rd, West Milford, NJ 07480, USA
About the event
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need your help planting 150 trees at Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve in West Milford on Wednesday, October 19, 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.
So when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offered us 250 native hardwood trees plus various shrubs to plant at our preserves, we jumped at the chance. This planting complements our long-term conservation work under way, from the young forests and pollinator meadows at South Branch to the stream restoration on the West Brook.
Please share this email with friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in helping as well. Many hands make light work!