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Harpeth Conservancy Helps Volunteers to Plant over 350 Trees in Kingston Springs, TN

2/28/2018

 

Harpeth Conservancy Helps Volunteers to Plant over 350 Trees in Kingston Springs, TN

Harpeth Conservancy and volunteers spend a Saturday morning reforesting the banks of the Harpeth River

KINGSTON SPRINGS, TENN. (February 26, 2018)—On Saturday, Harpeth Conservancy planted 350 native trees in LL Burns Park, Kingston Springs with the help of Glenn Remick, (City Commissioner of Kingston Springs), community members, and employees from Turner Construction. Twenty-two volunteers contributed forty-four volunteer hours to this project.

This tree planting project was part of Tennessee Environment Council’s statewide initiative, 250K Tree Day. The goal of the initiative is to plant 250,000 trees in parks and green spaces throughout Tennessee in one day. Harpeth Conservancy and volunteers planted trees along the banks of the Harpeth River in the park. LL Burns Park was one of many project sites participating in this statewide event. Since this area is prone to flooding, the newly planted trees will help to stabilize the riverbank from erosion. Our project will help reforest the amount of trees lost from development and reduce flooding in this area on the Harpeth River. Overall, these trees are important in preserving the floodplain along our rivers, creating habitat and food for wildlife, and protecting the overall health of the river’s ecosystem. Harpeth Conservancy and volunteers have been planting in this area of the park every year for the past 5 years.

This project was funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee and is included in a partnership through 1 Mississippi (a Mississippi River Network campaign).

About Harpeth Conservancy

Harpeth Conservancy is a science-based not-for-profit conservation organization founded in 1999 as the Harpeth River Watershed Association. Harpeth Conservancy’s mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action. Harpeth Conservancy works with landowners, businesses, community, local, state, and federal decision makers and others to foster solutions that reduce pollution and maintain healthy areas. Learn more at www.harpethconservancy.org.

Contacts

Madeline Bule                                                                        Molly Warner

Conservation Associate                                                          Americorps VISTA   

Tel: 484-557-9014                                                                  Tel: 309-339-4119

madelinebule@harpethriver.org                                              mollywarner@harpethriver.org

Volunteers from the community and Turner Construction gathering in LL Burns Park
before planting 350 trees

 

 Turner Construction volunteers planting a tree.