Sponsor Trees for Streams program
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:
- $100 donors receive a link on the WRP website and a listing in the summer newsletter
- $250 donors receive a school group planting picture plus the rewards above
- $500 donors receive a listing in a local newspaper “thank you” ad plus the rewards above
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:
- Bethel Elementary School
- Braintree Elementary School
- Bridgewater Village School
- Hartford Memorial Middle School
- Ottauquechee School
- Pomfret Elementary School
- Randolph Technical Career Center
- Randolph Union Middle/High School
- Rochester School
- South Royalton School
- Vermont Technical College
- Whitcomb High School
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.