Like planting forests for the future?
A healthy tree canopy is essential for maintaining clear, vibrant waterways. Tree roots anchor soil as well as filter and slow down storm water runoff, and tree leaves provide the shade needed to cool down water temperatures for fish, crabs and aquatic life.
During the Clear Creeks Project’s first three years, volunteers planted some 1,400 trees in Bird River, Middle River and Tidal Gunpowder parks with plans to plant an additional 700 in the next two years. Appropriate for ages eight and up, planting trees lets communities grow a green future together.
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"Clear Creeks Project holds tree planting at Wilson Point, Gunpowder Falls State Park" East County Times,
by Devin Crumb
East County Times
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“Clear Creeks tree planting at Gunpowder Falls State Park”
by Christine Potts
The Avenue News
Web: 4.8.14; 10:15 am, updated 4.8.14; 7:18 pm
“We’re tree huggers!” asserted Bowleys Quarters resident Ron Walper. Vice president of the Bowleys Quarters Community Association, Walper and his wife Janet Walper will join a host of volunteers on Saturday, April 26, to help plant 250 trees at Gunpowder Falls State Park in the Hammerman Area.
The tree planting is sponsored by Clear Creeks: Our Water, Our Heritage, Our Pride, a community-based, grant-funded initiative that helps answer residents’ desire for improved water clarity in the creeks and rivers of the Middle River and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds.
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