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WRWMG Education Specialist Presents to Sparta EC

Friday, February 28, 2020


Kristine Rogers, of the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group, recently made a presentation at the Sparta Township Environmental Commission meeting to discuss the progress of the organization’s Wallkill River Floodplain Reforestation project that began in 2015. The project aims to establish a forested canopy cover over the river in hopes of stabilizing drastic temperature fluctuations, controlling erosion along the banks, and establishing habitat for native wildlife. Since the beginning of the project five years ago, 1,269 Sparta Public School students have assisted with tree planting along the river.