Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Volunteers Needed! Tree Planting April 17 In Centralia, Columbia County

Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation and its partners are seeking volunteers for a tree planting April 17 in Centralia, Columbia County starting at 10:00 a.m.

The goal of the project is to plant 250 apple trees in the now deserted areas of Centralia.

EPCAMR is leading a project funded by ISI and Mental Insight Foundation to help beautify the area while offsetting our carbon footprint, improving the wildlife habitat of the area, and promoting ecosystem restoration of the abandoned mine-scarred landscape.

Beautifying Centralia will help keep people from seeing the town as a dumping ground for trash. 

EPCAMR has also partnered with Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, who are donating shelters for the trees as well as native trees for a fall planting to continue the legacy during the next annual cleanup in October 2021.

EPCAMR also hopes the area will become an official Monarch Butterfly Waystation. EPCAMR will grow milkweed and other pollinator plants. They also  plan to work with local community programs to raise butterflies, culminating in a fall release of the butterflies at the location.

Click Here to register as a volunteer and for much more information.

For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how you can become involved, visit the Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation website.

[Posted: March 31, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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