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Bronx, NY Students Plant Trees at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Monday, October 24, 2022



Students from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, NY recently worked with the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge staff to plant trees and shrubs along the Wallkill River. A total of 24 students attended the event. This was the first time that many of the students had ever left New York City before. Many of them were surprised to be visiting such a rural area of New Jersey! The student volunteers planted and protected a total of 250 trees and shrubs at the Wallkill Wildlife Refuge restoration site. The tree purchase was funded by an $8,000 grant from the New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership.