Happy National tree day!
UNB students from the Bachelor of Education were at the Marysville flats completing an Indigenous education module led by local elders on Saturday, September 11th . The group, which consisted of over 100 volunteers (Our largest ever volunteer event!) then came to help NWAI with our revegetation project by planting over 720 trees along the floodplain in the Nashwaak watershed.
With the help of these very enthusiastic volunteers we were able to plant silver maples, butternut, and bur oak in record time. These species will restore the biome of the floodplain by stabilizing the bank, mitigating the impact of seasonal flooding, and encourage wildlife diversity in the watershed.
The weather was perfect for tree planting and the students were able to learn about the importance of restoring native watershed forests. Thank you to all the volunteers and your hard work!
Learn more about NWAI’s restoration projects here: