Volunteers have big day on Stony Clove in New York

The Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District recently joined forces to plant trees, shrubs and willows along the Stony Clove, a major Esopus Creek tributary.

Stony Clove was traditionally was a source of natural turbidity until s

ome recent, major stream restoration projects.

Thirty folks of all ages turned out to help in this project and in less than two hours planted more than 700 trees. Many hands make light work!

Click HERE for a complete list of riparian planting events planned in New York.

By Mark Taylor. A native of rural southern Oregon, Mark Taylor has lived in Virginia since serving a stint as a ship-based naval officer in Norfolk. He joined the TU staff in 2014 after a 20-year run as a newspaper journalist, the final 16 as the outdoors editor of the Roanoke Times. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in Roanoke with his wife and, when they're home from college, his twin daughters.