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CTree Projects - Spring 2014

WV Department of Natural Resources

April 5, 2014


The WV Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Potomac Highlands Shrine Club, worked together on Saturday, April 5th to plant 16 shade trees on the WV-DNR Potomac River access in Petersburg, WV. Altogether, there were 22 volunteers that worked on this project for about 3 hours that morning.

Once mature, these trees will provide critical shade for people to enjoy the river, help reduce soil erosion, and will increase tree canopy in Petersburg.

A note from Project Leader, Jim Hedrick:

“This tree planting was accomplished through local community group members. With most projects such as this usually accomplished through school groups, it was good to have a different set of volunteers to show enthusiasm for volunteering and planting trees. The Potomac Highlands Shrine Club's enthusiasm, as well as the enthusiasm from the town of Petersburg, was key to the fun planting on the weekend. The Shrine Club took great pride in their work, taking pictures of the planting for their own newsletter and meetings.”







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