The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) held its biannual Serve the Preserve Community Service Day on Saturday, October 25, at Four Mills Reserve. 40 students and community members planted 100 native trees and shrubs on the banks of the Wissahickon Creek.
The funding for this tree planting came from the partnership of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC), Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) and Sterling Planet through contributions to the PA Carbon Reduction Fund. A check for $3,500 was presented to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.
This fund provided 100 native trees and shrubs to restore another piece of Four Mills Reserve as part of an ongoing effort to restore the 57-acre floodplain preserve bordering the Wissahickon Creek. These plantings will contribute to improving the air and water quality in the Wissahickon Valley Watershed region and absorb carbon dioxide from the air.