The district is partnering with the Vermont Land Trust, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and a local landowner on a riparian planting project to benefit birds and protect water quality. We’ll be planting native trees and shrubs in Westminster on Thursday, May 26. We’re looking for volunteers to help plant on this day. We’ll start at 9 AM and folks can sign up for the morning, afternoon or both. If you are willing to help plant some trees, please sign up by emailing Cory Ross at [email protected] This project is being funded through the State of Vermont’s Trees for Streams Program, administered by the Vermont Natural Resources Conservation Council.
The Trees for Streams program can help landowners to install a forested buffer on their property along a stream or river. Grant funding can cover the cost of trees, installation and some maintenance and upkeep. To learn more about the program, please review this project sheet:
To hear about the experiences of land owners who have installed riparian buffers on their property, check out this short podcast:
If you are interested in finding out more about trees for streams, please contact the district at: [email protected]