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Volunteer – Tree-planting Party at Stroud Preserve

Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stroud Preserve
Volunteers use the private preserve entrance: 449 Lucky Hill Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Calling all volunteers to get involved in a tree-planting party!  With your help, and the support of TreeVitalize, Natural Lands Trust will plant 300 trees and 50 shrubs at our 571-acre Stroud Preserve.

Our tree planting is part of an reforestation project in a riparian section of the preserve. Native trees support wildlife, minimize erosion, purify air, filter nutrients, capture stormwater runoff, and provide great spaces for people to enjoy!

Photo by Debbie Beer, staff member

Volunteering with Natural Lands Trust is a great way to learn about habitats and wildlife, while helping steward natural resources and connecting with communities.

Note details below about this volunteer work day:
Prepare to get dirty digging holes, handling container plants, tamping down soil, installing tree tubes, and walking through some wet areas.

* Bring a filled water bottle.
* Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes.
* Wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt, to avoid skin scratches and possible poison ivy.
* Shovels will be provided.  Bring a metal-head mallet if you have one, and are comfortable using it.
* Bring work gloves if you have them; they will also be available to borrow.
* Ticks and bugs are possible.

No experience necessary; instruction and tools will be provided.  Suitable for ages 12+. Light snacks provided afterwards. Volunteers contribute valuable time and talents to Natural Lands Trust – we greatly appreciate your hard-working efforts!

Please register for this volunteer service opportunity to let us know you’re coming –  complete and submit the form below. Groups are welcome! Contact Debbie Beer if you have any questions, or you’d like to bring a group, at , 610-353-5587, ext 266.

Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants.

Attendance at Natural Lands Trust programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and electronic media. Images will not be identified using full names without written approval from the individual. Please notify Natural Lands Trust staff if you would prefer that your photo not be used.