Local volunteers plant trees at Munroe Brook

N-2-T-Munroe-BrookDozens of volunteers, armed with shovels, gathered at the Kwiniaska Golf Course to take part in a tree planting project along Munroe Brook, just east of Spear Street, on Saturday, Nov. 9. Funded by a grant from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and organized by the Intervale Conservation Nursery, the Shelburne Natural Resources and Conservation Committee, and Kwiniaska Golf Course, the project aims to improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat by restoring native trees to areas subject to erosion and nutrient runoff. Munroe Brook is listed as an impaired waterway by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and is a high priority for improvement work. Volunteers of all ages worked for several hours to plant 363 bare-root saplings supplied by the Conservation Nursery. The saplings were of multiple varieties and included box elder, willow, green ash, and aspen.

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