Two dates added: Help us Plant Trees for Water and Wildlife!

Dear Outdoor Volunteers,

A huge thank you to those who have volunteered to help with plantings this spring. Thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership” and ClearWater's Growing Native plant nursery, we have 1000 trees and shrubs to plant along streams to protect water quality and provide wildlife habitat!

Can you share this email with a friend? We are still seeking volunteer help for tree plantings, etc. on the following dates. We've added two dates to the list below, April 24 and May 16. For each session, you can come for as long as you like and leave when you have to. Tools and gloves are provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.

To sign up to help:
  1. Review the dates below
  2. Follow the link to register for the dates you can help
  3. You will receive an email prior to each work session you signed up for with all the details you'll need to participate
  4. Questions? email: or call: 814-237-0400
Thank you for all your help!
Colleen DeLong
Habitat Stewardship Biologist, ClearWater Conservancy
6 Dates to Participate!

Friday April 20, 9 am-12 pm
To do: Plant Trees & Shrubs on a Stream Buffer on a Penn’s Valley Farm with the US Department of Agriculture and ClearWater partnership

Fun Tasks: Planting, sorting, etc.

Saturday April 21, 9 am-12 pm
To do: Native Garden Clean-up day, coinciding with Watershed CleanUp Day, at ClearWater Conservancy's Office (2555 N Atherton Street, State College, PA)

Fun Tasks: trim garden plants, mulch, pull weeds, pick up litter

Tuesday April 24, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
To do: Plant Evergreen seedlings for wildlife habitat on one of ClearWater’s Conservation Easement properties just 4 miles east of Boalsburg.

Fun Tasks: Plant native trees and shrubs 

Wednesday April 25, 9 am until completed
To do: Plant Trees & Shrubs in Oak Hall, PA on a Stream Buffer along Spring Creek and wetlands with Trout Unlimited and ClearWater Conservancy

Fun Tasks: Plant native trees and shrubs
Friday April 27, 9 am-3 pm
To do: Help 5 th graders Plant Trees & Shrubs on a Stream Buffer along the headwaters of Spring Creek just east of Boalsburg, PA   

Fun Tasks: Be a group leader to help students plant native trees and shrubs

Wednesday May 16, 9 am -1 pm
To do/Fun Tasks: Plant Trees & Shrubs on restored streambanks along a tributary to Spruce Creek just outside of Pine Grove Mills with Fish & Wildlife Service, Trust for Tomorrow and ClearWater Conservancy.

If you can help with one or more of these work sessions, please click below.
SPECIAL NOTE to Riparian Buffer Site Stewards
If any of you need trees and shrubs for your buffers this spring, please let Colleen know in April. We’ll give you trees, and planting help if you need it, to help you replant any empty tree shelters on your stream buffers.
Call or email with questions:
Colleen DeLong, ClearWater Conservancy