JUNIATA WATERSHED ALLIANCE
If at first you don't succeed, try try agan.
Across the Commonwealth, but especially in the Susquehanna Basin/Chesapeake Bay Watershed of PA, riparian buffers are promoted as critical solutions for reducing the impacts of sediment and nutrient pollution in our rivers and streams. But as one community watershed organization learned, planting the trees is only half the battle. In order for a riparian, or streamside, buffer planting project to work as designed to protect a local stream, proper site preparations and long term maintenance are required. Volunteers of the Juniata Watershed Alliance, along with several key partners, were undeterred when an initial tree planting effort yielded less than the desired outcome. It took a little more effort to finally get THIS Success Story!
You can also read about them in this article this article in The Times, the area’s local newspaper.
Photos: Juniata Watershed Alliance volunteers and partners pose following the riparian buffer planting. Dan Auker from Representative John Hershey’s office assists during the second round of tree planting.