The WRP invites YOU to help us improve water quality and educate local students about the White River by sponsoring our spring Trees for Streams education programs and planting events with watershed schools. Since 2000 the WRP Trees for Streams Program has engaged more than 100 landowners and 250 annual volunteers to plant over 40,000 native trees along the White River and its tributaries.
Please consider making a donation to help us reach our $3,000 fundraising goal by May 15. You can either mail a check to White River Partnership, PO Box 705, S. Royalton, VT 05068 or donate online.
We welcome donations in any amount, but the following giving levels include rewards:
Native trees growing along the White River provide many benefits, including filtering pollution out of runoff; providing food and cover for fish and wildlife; stabilizing streambanks; and slowing flood waters. In 2014 the WRP is working with 12 local schools to plant over 5,500 native trees along the White River in Hartford, Royalton, Stockbridge, and Rochester:
Before each planting event, the WRP will give classroom presentations about why planting trees improves river health and how the WRP works with voluntary landowners to develop planting projects that balance economic and environmental concerns.