Loudoun County, the Town of Leesburg and the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy are seeking volunteers of all ages to help plant 75 trees at Ida Lee Park March 23.
The planting is set for 10 a.m. next Saturday. Volunteers should meet in the parking area below the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center and bring a shovel and gloves.
The new trees will be planted along Big Spring Creek in the riparian area to filter storm-water runoff and improve the creek’s water quality. Such measures remove sediment and contaminants, lower stream temperatures and prevent stream bank erosion.
This project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants program, and administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The grant funding is managed by the Loudoun County Water Resources Team within the Department of Building and Development. For more information, call Scott Sandberg with the Loudoun County Department of Building and Development at 571-258-3304.