Spring is tree planting season! Planting native trees and shrubs along streams, rivers, and ponds – also known as riparian buffers – is a way to help clean water and connect wildlife habitat. For the month of April, we have three new and fast-approaching volunteer opportunities for you to get involved:
Friday, April 8: Tree Planting at Bonny Brook Farm
We are looking for a check-in volunteer, event photographer and 7 tree-planters to help plant 55 native trees and shrubs to enhance water quality and wildlife habitat in Fauquier County! There will be one shift from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 & Friday, April 15: Tree Planting at Lane’s Farm
This is a BIG planting in Culpeper County. We are seeking 15 volunteers per shift on April 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., to help plant more than 725 native trees and shrubs! We also need 2 volunteers per shift to help with coordination and check-in, and would love to have photography volunteers as well.
Wednesday, April 20, Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22: Tree Planting at Volgenau Farm
This is another sizable planting! We are seeking 15 planting volunteers per shift on April 20, 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to plant around 400 native trees and shrubs at a property in Fauquier County. This opportunity is open for adults 18+ only who are comfortable crossing a small stream and walking around one-half of a mile to the planting site. While the terrain is rugged, the property is gorgeous!
You can learn more about our Plantings for the Piedmont initiative at pecva.org/buffers. Interested in another volunteer opportunity? Check our volunteer page.