In an attempt to stem some of the damage from recent flooding, Volunteers are out paddling the rivers and creeks planting back native trees.
Not all of the trees will take root, but those that do will help to restore the banks from erosion. Silt is the #1 pollutant of the French Broad and what gives its brown appearance.
Tree species: Wild Cherries, Oaks, Willows, Maples and Walnuts.
While on the water, you'll have plenty of chances to pull out trash and tires.
We need paddlers, canoes and persons willing to spend an afternoon on the water, climbing river banks and documenting their plantings. We will provide the trees, shovels, markers and locations.
How can you get involved? Email or call us:
We have 6 - 2 person canoes ready to borrow, but you're welcome to bring your own ride. You can work on your own schedule - whenever you're ready to go out.
If you're not able to paddle and plant but you would like to get involved with supporting this program. Let us know: [email protected]