Great Turnout for Our Martin Luther King Day Service Project!

About 50 volunteers of all ages came out to the Epping Way segment of the Wolf River Greenway to participate in the Conservancy's Martin Luther King Day service project on Jan. 21st.  One group picked up trash deposited by illegal dumping, while another walked down the trail to plant approximately 150 trees including buttonbush, tupelo, and swamp chestnut oak.  Yet another group yanked up invasive privet from an area where the soil was soggy from the recent rain, while a troop of young Girl Scouts employed pruners on privet branches after working hard to plant some trees.  Grand totals for the project:  150 trees, 35 bags of trash, 72 tires, 0.1 acre of privet.  The sun was shining and the chorus frogs were singing by the time everyone left. Our thanks to everyone for a wonderful effort making a difference for our community!




Posted by Cathy Justis at 10:15 AM