Come join the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 to plant TREES FOR TROUT along the East Branch of the Delaware River, an important native trout stream in Halcottsville, NY.
Trees and shrubs play an important role in our own health and the health of the environment. Planting trees along streams improves water quality, reduces streambank erosion, offers quality food and habitat for wildlife, improves flood control, and helps shade streams keeping the water cool so trout can survive and thrive. This riparian restoration project will help to improve trout habitat along the East Branch Delaware River. Come to the event, plant some TREES FOR TROUT and learn more about how native trees and shrubs can benefit our health and our environment!
The planting site is located on the East Branch Delaware River just off NY State Route 30, North of Margaretville, on Old Herrick Road (Herrleks Rd) in Halcottsville NY 12438. Look for the “Trees for Trout” signs along State Highway 30 in Halcottsville. Parking for the event is to the right along the access road and will be marked.
Shovels and gloves will be available for use, but you can bring your own if you have them! Put on your boots and join us for a fun day that will be both fun and educational. Extra layers and socks are recommended in case of cold or wet conditions. This event will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the local Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited and DCSWCD. Volunteers will also receive a small native tree or shrub to take home to plant on their own property!
This native streamside planting is sponsored by the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District / Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program and the Arbor Day Foundation.
Registration is not required for the event, but we would appreciate a call ahead if you are coming. Please contact: Tracy Brown (TU) @ 413-854-4100 or Catherine Skalda (DCSWCD) @ 607-865-5223, or email at Catherinefirstname.lastname@example.org.