Cannon High School Students and Community Members will plant 900 trees. 100 each of 9 varieties of native TN trees. The project is organized by the Stones River Water Association. Funding is coming from the Hull-York Lakeland RC&D Council and Short Mountain Coffee.
"I am very excited to have these trees planted in Dillon Park along the Stones River," Woodbury Mayor Harold Patrick said. "This will be a great start of a very important project that will enhance our efforts to control storm water and beautify our park. Many thanks to Neal Appelbaum, The Stones River Watershed Association, Hull-York Lakeland RC&D council, Short Mountain Coffee, and the students and community members that will participate in this event. This certainly will be of great benefit to the Town of Woodbury."
1-2 year old saplings will be planted along the Stones River as it passes through Dillon Park. The goal is grow a tree buffer along the river that will help stabilize the bank, control stormwater, and provide wildlife habitat while also beautifying the park. Over the next few years additional work will be performed to remove the invasive plants growing along the river.
"This is a 100 year effort. Students and their children and grandchildren will back at this day and know that they made it happen," says Neal Appelbaum, Vice President of the Stones River Watershed Association. www.stoneswatershed.org.
Please join students and neighbors from 1pm-3pm on Thursday March 3. Wear boots and bring a shovel.