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Stewardship Saturdays kick off with Rebuilding Together Duneland and Arbor Day

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The Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy is organizing Stewardship Saturday volunteer workdays beginning ths Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. to kick off the Stewardship Saturdays at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve.

The conservancy is partnering with Rebuilding Together Duneland, The town of Chesterton’s Tree Committee, and Endbrige.

This Saturday 100 pre-registered volunteers will be working at The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve to:

- Plant over 300 trees to replace the 1,500 ash trees lost due to the Emerald Ash Borer.

- Reclaim an overgrown trail that meanders along the beautifully restored banks of Coffee Creek.

- Remove woody overgrowth along Phillips Pond.

- Paint support poles for the Chesterton Amphitheater Shade Sails which be be reinstalled for the first time in 8 years.

Volunteers will gather this Saturday at 10 a.m. near the Trellis Overlook for the official Arbor Day Tree Planting, hosted by Chesterton’s Tree Committee.

Stewardship Saturdays, made possible by a partnership with Liberty and Jackson Township Trustees and funded through Enbridge’s Environmental Stewardship Grant, are held the second Saturday of every month.

This new monthly program is a fun, hands-on stewardship opportunity for watershed stakeholders to join the team in managing and monitoring the environmental health of the 157-acre Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. All are welcome to participate.

 

 

Posted 4/24/2014