Celebrate Arbor Day with TU in New York

Trout Unlimited is working in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Trees for Tribs Program and other partners to plant more than 4,200 native trees and shrubs on priority coldwater stream throughout eastern New York this spring.

The goal of the planting projects is to help improve water quality, stabilize the banks and provide shade.

Local media are invited to attend the events, which will attract more than 100 volunteers.

Plantings are planned for the following dates and locations:

April 22, 10 – 2 p.m.: Earth Day Planting on Stony Clove Creek near Ashokan, N.Y., sponsored by the Catskill Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District/Catskill Stream Buffer Initiative and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program. Click HERE for more details and to sign up, or visit:

April 28, 1-3 p.m.: Arbor Day Planting at Doc Shaul’s Spring near Cobleskill, N.Y., sponsored by SUNY Cobleskill Student Chapter of Trout Unlimited in conjunction with Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Dave Brandt Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation District and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Mark Kugler at KuglerM778@cobleskill.edu with subject heading “Doc Shaul’s Volunteer.”

April 28, Time 11-3 p.m.: Arbor Day Planting on the Beaverkill near Roscoe, N.Y., sponsored by Beamoc Chapter of Trout Unlimited and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Tracy Brown at tbrown@tu.org.

April 28, 9 a.m.: Arbor Day Planting near New Russia, N.Y. Trout Unlimited in conjunction with Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP Laura Benedict at lbenedict@westelcom.com.

April 29, 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Arbor Day Planting on Schoharie Creek near the Carr Road bridge off of 23A near Jewett, N.Y., sponsored by Columbia-Greene Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District/ Catskill Stream Buffer Initiative and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Samantha Root at (518) 622-3620 x104 or Samantha@gcswcd.com. You can also sign up HERE.

April 29, Time TBD: Arbor Day Planting on the Amawalk River near Katonah, N.Y., sponsored by New York City Chapter of Trout Unlimited, NYS Department of Environmental Protection and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Andrew Rafter at aarafter@gmail.com.

May 1-19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. every weekday: Trout in Classroom releases and planting events at Ward Pond Ridge Reserve near Cross River, N.Y., sponsored by Trout Unlimited’s Trout In the Classroom Program, Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Westchester County Parks, NYC DEP and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs program. For more details and to sign up for an event please email Lillit Genovesi at lgenovesi@tu.org or visit HERE.

May 2, 9 a.m.: Arbor Day Planting near Westport, N.Y. Trout Unlimited in conjunction with Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP Laura Benedict at lbenedict@westelcom.com.

May 6, 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Arbor Day Planting on East Branch Delaware River near Halcottsville, N.Y. sponsored by Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District/ Catskill Stream Buffer Initiative and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Tracy Brown at tbrown@tu.org.

May 19, 8:30 a.m.: Third annual Seedling Pot Up Event at Saratoga Springs Nursery in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sponsored by NYS DEC and Trout Unlimited. Seedlings potted up at this event will be planted in the fall to help improve water quality, wildlife habitat and storm protection across the state. For more details and to sign up for the event please RSVP to Sarah Walsh at Sarah.Walsh@dec.ny.gov.

By Mark Taylor.