The stream restoration and storm water management project at the Edith J Carrier Arboretum at JMU continues and our Master Naturalists continue to contribute volunteer hours towards planting forbs, shrubs and trees and weeding out invasive species.
On June 21, three Headwaters Chapter volunteers joined other Arboretum volunteers and staff at the sycamore flats area for a morning of planting and weeding. The site has been continually challenged by unusually large rainfall events soon after planting, but many of the plants have taken root and are starting to fill out.
Become a part of the team of people called upon to help at future planting events by signing up under the Stream Restoration Project in the VMN-VMS website, https://virginiamn.volunteersystem.org.
– Chip Brown, Cohort II, HMN Stream Restoration Project Coordinator
Top photo of HMN Dwayne Martin by Carl Droms
Photos below by Carl Droms and Chip Brown
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University stream restoration continues and we have scheduled another planting day for Tuesday, June 21, from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Please sign up on the VMN-VMS calendar so we can let them know how many of us will be available.
We will meet at the Pavilion at 8:45 so we can begin work at 9 am.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that can get dirty.
Optional items to bring:
water, work gloves, sunscreen, snack, a favorite shovel or digging/planting tool.
Please contact Chip Brown at cbrown2001 [at] gmail.com or 507-459-1839 with questions.