SRA & Elementary Schools Complete Budds Landing Ravine Restoration Project

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On Tuesday, April 7th, 4th graders from Cecilton Elementary and 4th and 5th graders from Galena Elementary helped the Sassafras River Association plant 498 trees and shrubs to complete the Budds Landing Ravine Restoration Project in Cecil County.

In preparation for the event, SRA Ag Outreach Coordinator Josh Thompson and River Outreach Coordinator Sophie Foscue visited the schools to talk with the students about the project and the importance of native plants. The day of the planting, the students worked for about 2 ½ hours digging holes and planting the trees, as well as touring the project and learning how it will work to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution in the Sassafras River. The students worked in pairs to plant the trees, and each pair got to plant between 8-10 trees.

Sassafras River Association has collaborated with both schools on projects before-a wetland at Galena and a rain garden at Cecilton.

Cecilton Students at completion

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