Potomac Valley Audubon Society, a local chapter of the National Audubon Society, based out of Shepherdstown, WV, hosted their first Carla Hardy WV CommuniTree planting at Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve near Hedgesville, West Virginia. The Project Leader, KC Walters, recruited and organized volunteers throughout the local community to help plant the 24 trees awarded.
In total, 20 volunteers came together on Saturday, April 10, 2021, to plant in order to provide a visual/audio screen for the nature preserve and in particular the waterfowl paradise of the Stauffer’s Marsh pond. Not only will the planted trees provide a screen for the pond, but they will also help to filtrate the roadside pollutants from Back Creek Road from entering the pond.
The planting was an instantaneous success and will continue to grow into the landscape and provide more benefits as the trees mature. KC Walters described the entire CommuniTree process as seamless and declared that the planting was a “great community engagement event!”
If you want to learn more about this CommuniTree planting or how you can host a CommuniTree planting of your very own, contact the Cacapon Institute CommuniTree program at CTree@CacaponInstitute.org