The Braintree Conservation Commission and White River Partnership (WRP) invite volunteers to help us plant native trees along Thayer Brook in Braintree from 10am-noon on Saturday, May 9 (rain date Saturday, May 16). The planting event is being co-sponsored by the Community Development Block Grant and Vermont Watershed Grant programs.
Interested volunteers should meet at the 1.6-acre town-owned property at 2044 Thayer Brook Road. Please dress to work outside in long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes. The WRP will provide gloves, shovels, planting instruction, and light snacks.
Planting native trees along rivers filters pollutants out of runoff; provides food and cover for fish and wildlife; stabilizes streambanks; and slows flood waters. Since 2000 the WRP’s Trees for Streams Program has engaged more than 130 landowners and 500 annual volunteers to plant over 45,000 native trees along the White River and its tributaries.
To RSVP, please call 802-763-7733 or email info[at]whiteriverpartnership.org.