For the spring 2021 planting season, the Wardensville Garden Market, located in Wardensville, West Virginia hosted their 6th Annual Earth Day by implementing yet another Carla Hardy WV Project CommuniTree and planting more than 50 trees next to the Cacapon River. After this planting, the Wardensville Garden Market has officially planted over 400 trees since 2018!
Not only did we the 27 volunteers get their hands dirty, but they had fun while doing it! The volunteer crew, mostly made up of the Wardensville Garden Market Junior Crew, learned a lot about the benefits of trees and how they can protect the local watershed through a presentation provided by Alana Hartman, an Environmental Resources Analyst with West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection. The trees planted during this project will not only reduce stormwater runoff, improve bank stability, but they will also serve as potential habitat and food resources for local wildlife!
Check out this video of the planting here!
To find out more about this CommuniTree project or how your community can host a CommuniTree project of your own, please contact CTree@CacaponInstitute.org!