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One Millionth CREP Tree Planting

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CREP TreeSaturday, April 20, 2013
Whatcom Land Trust - Catalyst Reserve, Acme, WA

The Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) is thrilled to announce plans this spring for planting the one-millionth Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) native tree in Whatcom County. After 13 years of planting along salmon streams and now also along ditches and wetlands, CREP continues to grow.  Big thanks go to landowners choosing to participate and local contractors who do the hard work.  

Join us on Saturday April 20th near Acme, WA to plant tree number 1,000,000 and celebrate this landmark.  The day will begin from 9:00am to 12:00pm with a special Earth Day volunteer work party sponsored by the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association where volunteers will plant hundreds of trees along Landingstrip Creek adjacent to the South Fork Nooksack River.  The scenic 90 acre restoration site was recently acquired by the Whatcom Land Trust to improve salmon habitat in the South Fork and two tributary streams. 

At 11:30 volunteers, state and local officials, the Lummi Nation, the Nooksack Indian Tribe, landowners, interested community members, and other CREP partners will gather for the one millionth CREP tree ceremony.  Following light refreshments and a short presentation the landmark tree, a Western red cedar, will be planted.

There is no room for parking at the tree planting site, the streams need trees, not cars!  Please park in designated areas in Acme (look for signs) and relax in the shuttle vans for the short trip.   

For more information on the Millionth Tree, call Emily or Dawn at 360-354-2035 x 3.  ehirsch@whatcomcd.org

For information on the Earth Day Work Party, call Lael Bialek at 360-715-0283 ext. 112, volunteer@n-sea.org

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