Tree-planting volunteers sought for Penn Twp. parks
BY JEREMY CARLES, Correspondent
Some local officials are hoping residents are ready to put down roots in Penn Township this spring.
Penn supervisors are looking for volunteers to help plant trees around community parks in two neighborhoods.
Their goal is to plant 62 trees on Saturday, April 20, at Cedar Hollow Park, 309 Cedar Hollow, and 25 trees on Saturday, April 27, at Sweetbriar Creek Park, 6028 Bayberry Drive. Both events will begin at 10 a.m.
"We have two really nice parks," Justin Evans, director of community development and public outreach, said after a supervisors' meeting on Feb. 25. "But they're relatively new and there isn't much shaded area right now."
The 87 planted trees, which include maple, elm, beech, cypress, white oak and others species, also will be mulched and watered by volunteers.
Evans said that individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged to participate, and there will be something to do for all ages and abilities.
For more information, contact Evans at 665-4508 or email@example.com.
The project is funded by a $15,000 TreeVitalize grant awarded by the Lancaster County Conservation District and LIVE Green, a local nonprofit organization. TreeVitalize is a "public-private partnership" that aims to restore tree cover and increase environmental awareness in growing and urban areas with a goal of planting 1 million trees in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, 13 more trees will be planted along Doe Run and North Penryn roads as part of an ongoing streetscape improvement initiative, Evans said.
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