football fields of area will be reforested with approximately 1500
More than 250 volunteers will spend three hours of their Saturday
morning planting trees along the streams of Huntersville's McDowell
As the trees grow, so do the benefits of stream reforestation. Trees
planted along creek banks:
• Reduce pollution,
• Control soil erosion,
• Decrease storm water runoff,
• Slow down water during heavy rains,
• Provide shade and habitat for aquatic life in the stream, not to
• Improve the health of the environment.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and range in age from young
students to senior citizens. Their ranks include business men and
women, high school and college students, families, boy scouts and
environmental organizations. No specific skills are needed to
participate – only the desire to improve our environment.
The Creek ReLeaf Program is a collaborative effort of the Charlotte
Public Tree Fund, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, the
Center for Sustainability at Central Piedmont Community College, the
Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group, and our dedicated volunteers and
financial supporters to plant trees in riparian areas (floodplain and
stream buffers) of Mecklenburg County.
Noon to one pm we will have lunch at the site, as well as give out
gifts and prizes to volunteers.
Visit www.creekreleaf.com to register and for more information
including directions to the site.