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CTree Projects - Fall 2012

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation



On Saturday, November 3rd, the staff of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation (JCPRC) and engaged community members came together to plant 12 native shade trees at Sam Michael’s Park.  The cool and damp weather did not stop the 27 volunteers who came out to plant the trees, which included Oaks, Maples, Sycamores, Sweet Gums, and Tulip Poplars.  Along with dog park users, individual citizens and members from Shepherd University’s environmental program and Boy Scouts came to plant the 12 trees along the bottom fence in the dog park. These trees, once mature, will provide critical shade for park visitors, offer food and habitat for wildlife, and reduce stormwater runoff pollution and soil erosion.

A note from the project leader, JCPRC Director Jennifer Myers:

“The reaction of park users has been the most rewarding part of the program. People of all ages and abilities participated in the planting.  Users of the park have commented how nice the trees look and they are excited to see the trees grow to provide much needed shade in the dog park.”








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