Thursday, August 15, 2019

Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Issues Call To Landowners To Volunteer Their Property To Help Plant 15,000 Trees This Fall

The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership has issued a call for landowners to volunteer their property to be part of this fall's effort to plant 15,000 trees.
"By volunteering your land for a tree planting, you’ll enhance the health and quality of your own private land. Trees beautify the landscape, increase food and shelter for wildlife, improve water quality, sequester carbon, and reduce pollution in rivers and streams," said Brenda Lee Sieglitz, Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Manager, "What’s more, every tree planted on your property will count toward our ambitious goal of planting 10 million trees throughout the Commonwealth by 2025.
“Meeting this massive restoration challenge and protecting Pennsylvania’s waterways will take many hands, including volunteer landowners who are willing to step up and plant trees. Will that be you?” asked Sieglitz.
If you are a landowner interested in conservation practices or improving the productivity of your property for future generations, let the Partnership know, and their local restoration staff and community partners will walk you through the entire process.
Click Here to volunteer your property as a tree planting site or to learn more.
For more information on this program and to volunteer at a local tree planting, visit the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership website.
Keystone Tree Fund
The Senate and House failed to give final approval to legislation-- Senate Bill 108 (Yaw-R-Lycoming) and House Bill 374 (Everett-R-Lycoming)-- creating the Keystone Tree Fund to support local tree planting programs across the state before they adjourned in June.  The House passed its bill ,which is now in the Senate, but the Senate failed to give either bill final approval.
House Bill 374 is now in the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.  
To urge them to move the bill quickly when they return to session September 23, contact Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming), Majority Chair of the Committee, by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to:   Contact Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne), Minority Chair of the Committee by calling 717-787-7105 or sending email to:

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