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Friday, March 20, 2009

Volunteers needed for tree-planting project

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is looking for volunteers for the 2009 Riparian Project set for March 28.

The groups hopes to plant 10,000 native tree seedlings in five area cities across the watershed to improve riparian buffers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28.

Riparian zones are land adjacent to the bank of a river.

The projects will take place at Fayetteville's Scull Creek, Springdale's Spring Creek, Rogers' Turtle Creek, Siloam Springs' Sager Creek and Town Branch Creek in Tahlequah, Okla.

Another 5,000 seedlings will be available for pick up at each location.

Five free seedlings will be available per person for those who sign up to receive trees from the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a membership-based organization working to protect and restore the Illinois River and its tributaries.

Article here

The painting is by Edward Cucuel

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