HOWELL – The Howell Environmental Commission is planning on planting 757 trees at their Roots Rivers Community Tree Planting Event.
The Commission received a grant from Sustainable Jersey and the Nature Conservancy. This grant allowed them to plant 757 sapling trees and shrubs, all of which will be protected.
One of the goals is to help restore Winston Park to a natural riparian area.
Community volunteers are needed to help plant trees across Winston Park. They are looking for 63 small teams of two to four volunteers to plant 12 trees per group.
Volunteers can be part of larger organizations. For example: scouting groups, work outings, school clubs, sports teams, or civic groups. It would be a perfect family day trip. Community service hours are available for this event.
The event will take place on October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winston Park. The event is rain or shine, and it’s encouraged to dress appropriately and wear waterproof footwear. You will also need to bring a shovel and gloves. Facemasks and social distancing are required.
For more information or questions, email to JoanOsborne49@gmail.com.