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Posted on: March 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Join effort to restore creek banks: Earth Day willow harvest and planting April 16

Earth Day willow harvest and planting project April 16

Volunteers are needed to help stabilize the East Plum Creek banks and keep the water clean and healthy. 

For more than a decade, volunteers have helped the Town celebrate Earth Day by restoring disturbed areas along waterways. This year, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, three teams of volunteers will harvest and plant willows for the Earth Day willow conservation project. 

Volunteers will harvest cuttings from established willow plants and plant them at three creek crossings along the East Plum Creek Trail, the same locations as last year. Willows planted at these crossings were disturbed in several rain events last year and as a result of final construction work on the trail extension between South Perry Street and Crystal Valley Parkway.

Bring gloves and cutting shears if you have them. If you don’t, some will be provided for you, along with water, snacks, safety vests, tools and instructions. 

Preregistration is required on the new volunteer registration site at Volunteers can register as a group, family or individual. The willow conservation project is a great opportunity for scout groups working on their conservation badges or students needing community service hours.

Learn more about the project at

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