有时弄脏你的手(或手套)很好

Doug Hershey standing in a field of tree tubes在最近的寒冷,阳光明媚,周六早上,一群志愿者融合在兰开斯特树招标(通过兰开斯特保护)和兰开斯特市组织的树木种植赛事中融合了一群志愿者。所有年龄段的四十加人员,包括家庭,情侣和个人出现,愿意投球并让他们的手肮脏。

The event was organized to plant a riparian buffer in an open area that’s adjacent to the Conestoga Creek, near the wastewater treatment plant off of New Danville Pike. The planting was part of a Lancaster City grant called “Buffering the Conestoga” that was awarded from DCNR (PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources). Also partnering in the event was the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, who donated the 250 tree saplings and shrubs along with shovels and gloves for those who needed them. Planting buffers along our waterways provide better filtration of water runoff before it enters the stream (and eventually the Chesapeake Bay) and add new tree root systems that provide better stream bank protection from erosion, as well as numerous other benefits. It’s a vital effort in our area, and as you drive around the county, recent buffer plantings are easy to spot – just look for the protective tree tubes that you see in some of the event photos.

这是一个很好的经验。结识新朋友,看到一些我偶尔见过的几个,而且一般只是陷入了一群人朝着同一目标的人的积极能量,比我预期的更有趣。在几个小时的问题中,250棵树露水和灌木发现了一个新的家。看到所完成的植物网站非常令人欣慰。

在一个从未有足够空闲时间的世界中,发现时间加入像这样的志愿者事件并不总是容易的,但这是我需要做更多的事情。随着气候变化和我们地球的所有努力,我们可以制造大或小的每一切努力,都致力于对我们的世界产生积极影响,现在和未来。

有许多值得的原因和许多参与方式。如果您正在寻找更多信息或志愿者机会,请访问这些网站:

//www.lancastertreetEnders.org/
//www.lancasterconservancy.org/
//www.cityoflancasterpa.com/
//www.cbf.org/
//www.allianceforthebay.org/

Field prepped for adding tree tubesvolunteers planting treesVolunteer group photo