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SCMUA-WRWMG Partners with Sparta Environmental Commission to Plan Arbor Day Event

Friday, April 26, 2024



The SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group participated in an Arbor Day educational event for Sparta Middle School life science students. Through grant funding provided by ANJEC, an additional 150 native trees were planted in the Sparta Glen township park to replace ash trees lost because of the emerald ash borer. As part of the day, students also learned about invasive plants and animals from the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, went on a hike through the Sparta Glen with the NJ Highlands Coalition to explore the NJ Highlands region, and learned about macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects) for stream health through a lesson provided by the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Wallkill River Watershed.