Thank you to all that came out to pick up tree seedlings. This was a tough winter and we need to start replanting new trees. We had Kousa Dogwood also know as Japanese Dogwood (it’s in the photo), Bald Cypress, Red Maples and a new hybrid Loblolly Pitch Pine. We handed out planting directions but go to Arbor Day to see what these trees should look like when fully grown.
We’re ready to “Think Spring” and get started in our Wildflower Garden. But before we start planting, we will be meeting on April 11 at 7pm in the Delran Township Municipal Building. The public is welcome to join the meeting. Here’s our agenda for April:
Report on Community Clean up
Discussion/Planning for upcoming Events
Seedling hand outs – April 21
STEM Fair April 23
Arbor Day – April 27
Wildflower maintenance – May 9
Rain Barrel Workshop – May 19
Little Library dedication – May 19
Bulletin Board/Place for Awards and news in Municipal Building
CEU’s for Community Forestry Plan
Email blast – topics covered
Parks and Playground Tree mapping- Dates?
We love working with our Sustainability Leaders and students at Delran Township Public Schools and Councilman Tyler Burrell. On April 6, 2018 students at Millbridge School, Delran Intermediate School, Delran Middle School and Delran High School participated in a community clean-up. They collected 83 bags of trash and 16 bags of recyclables. Before starting out the students received a safety orientation. Many of the students are active in their school’s Green Team. They are our future. Here’s a link for the full story.
The Delran Green Team has developed a Community Forestry Plan for Delran Township with funding provided by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. At the April 3 public meeting, we are hoping that Council passes a resolution so that the Plan can be submitted to the State. Having an adopted Plan allows Delran to apply for grant funding to removal storm damaged trees and plant new trees. Our first action, will be creating an inventory at each of our parks and playgrounds. If you are interested, send an email and we’ll let you know when we get started.