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Bronx, NY Students Plant Trees at Wallkill River WIldlife Refuge

Friday, November 01, 2019



The SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group in partnership with the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge organized a Wallkill River reforestation work day for earth science students at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, NY. 22 students and 3 teachers came out from the city to assist with the planting effort. Many of the volunteers had never been to such a rural community before!

In addition to planting, the students learned about how people contribute non-point source pollutants into local rivers and streams using the EnviroScape model. The students were able to plant a total of 250 trees and shrubs along the mainstem of the river.