MA RI Council Coldwater Grant Approved!

Volunteers needed for Tree Planting

September / October – date TBD

 

 

The MA/ RI TU Council has just approved a $1,907.25 Coldwater Grant 2020 for a streamside tree planting project along one of the most ecologically diverse coldwater resources in our GBTU homewaters, Pine Tree Brook.   

 

Based on our conversations with the Neponset River Watershed Association, this is a unique opportunity for our GBTU chapter to develop and execute a restoration project within this area of land that abuts Pine Tree Brook. 

 

We will be looking for GBTU volunteers to jump start recovery by planting the area with native trees to improve shade over the Brook.  Thoughtful and informed land and forest stewardship along coldwater resources is critical to ensure cool water temperatures in streams so that populations of species adapted to cool temperatures are able to survive.  

 

For the proposed project, GBTU will be the lead coordinator of the following activities:

• Purchase native trees for planting

• Engage and update our local watershed partner - Neponset River Watershed Association

• Advertise and recruit volunteers to complete the restoration project

• Secure shovels from our local environmental partner (Friends of the Blue Hills)

 

We anticipate completing the planting over two weekends. Each event will be capped at twenty volunteers or the maximum number of volunteers allowable by the state/TU whichever is lowest. Priority will be given to GBTU volunteers. Each event will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 


Thank you to the MA / RI Council for approving this grant. Thank you to board members Chris and Gabby for a well-written grant request.  For more information or volunteer interest please contact chirsch@gbtu.org or gqueenan@gbtu.org.  Stay tuned for additional details.

 

 

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