On Saturday, 8 October 2022, Rotarian Michael Jerome and eleven members of the Environmental Club from the State University of New York joined Ranier Lucas, from the New York State Department of Conservation to plant over 200 trees on privately owned property adjacent to Red Creek.
Officially labeled the Red Creek Riparian Restoration Plan, it is part of a program called the Riparian Project and federally funded by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Project Aim: To stabilize the Red Creek stream and reduce contaminants from flowing into the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. Buffer planting helps reduce stream bank erosion, increase flood protection, and manage sediment control.
What was planted: Deciduous trees (Hackberry, Common Persimmon, Tulip Tree, Black Gum, Swamp White Oak, and Northern Red Oak) and shrubs (Smooth Alder, Button Bush, Silky Dogwood, Red Osier Dogwood, Winterberry, Elder berry, and Nannyberry).
Each volunteer received a tee shirt as a token of appreciation.
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