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Reforestation Begins in Stillwater Township along Paulins Kill River

Monday, June 13, 2016



Ian Blanchard (Stillwater Environmental Commission) and the Wallkill River Watershed Management Group organized a riparian reforestation tree planting day for the 6th and 7th grade students at Ridge and Valley Charter School. Representatives from the Stillwater Environmental Commission, the WRWMG, and TNC were in the field with the students and teachers, educating them about the importance of forested tree buffers for improving water quality and controlling bank erosion. The students were able to plant and protect 163 containerized trees on a new state-owned parcel in Stillwater, officially expanding the Paulins Kill reforestation corridor further downstream. The Ridge and Valley teachers and students are excited to become the official stewards for the project, responsible for monitoring the health of the trees and maintaining the tree tubes over time.

Click here to view the school's press release about the project.