In consulting several local organizations, we've learned the stream and ponds at Rose Hill Farm connect to the Saw Kill. Together with Scenic Hudson, and in cooperation with the NYS DEC, we're hosting a volunteer planting event at Rose Hill Farm. Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs (tribs as in tributaries) program engages volunteers in restoring thousands of feet of streamside buffer through native trees and shrub planting.
- Date & Time: Saturday, October 29th from 10am until 2pm.
- Location: Rose Hill Farm, 19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook, NY 12571
- Planting Overview: Help us plant 100 native trees and shrubs to enhance water quality and pollinator habitat. You'll pick the planting sites, dig the holes, install the trees and armor them with tree tubes.
- Event Details: Wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty, including long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes and a hat. Also bring gloves (if you have them), plenty of water and a packed lunch. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Questions? Contact Scenic Hudson Parks Event and Volunteer Coordinator, Anthony Coneski: firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-473-4440, ext. 273.
FYI: Riparian (streamside) buffers are a major component to maintaining healthy streams and waters and their conservation is a critical element of any holistic watershed program. Riparian areas are often severely damaged during the land development process, leading to unintended negative impacts to our streams and rivers. Composed of trees, shrubs and grasses, these buffers help to reduce pollution entering waterways by slowing down and filtering runoff, thus extending retention time and improving water quality. Buffers also help to reduce flooding and erosion by stabilizing shorelines and absorbing high velocity flows. In addition, they serve an important role for wildlife as a shoreline transition zone and travel corridor, not to mention increasing overall biodiversity and improving in-stream health.