有时这是很好的让你的手(或手套)脏

Doug Hershey standing in a field of tree tubes在最近的寒冷,阳光明媚,周六早晨,一组志愿者用铲子和手套由兰开斯特树标段(通过兰开斯特水利)组织的植树活动和兰开斯特市的融合。四十加的青睐,其中包括家庭,情侣和个人的人出现了,愿意在球场和得到他们的手脏。

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,看到几个是我还没有看到在一段时间,一般刚刚涉足一群人朝着同一个目标工作的正能量追上了比我想象的更有趣。在几个小时的问题,250树苗和灌木中发现一个新的家。看到种植的网站上完成了非常喜人。

在这个世界上,似乎永远不会有足够的空闲时间,找时间参加志愿者活动这样一个并不总是很容易,但是这件事情我需要做更多的。气候变化和所有我们的地球等外,竭尽全力我们可以做出,或大或小,对工作对我们的世界产生积极影响,现在和未来。

还有很多值得原因和多种方法参与进来。访问这些网站,如果你正在寻找更多的信息,或对志愿者的机会:

//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