TIME CHANGED TO 2 P.M. DUE TO MORNING RAIN FORECAST
Ben Wood was an intern and volunteer for the Mianus Chapter who devoted everything to giving back to the rivers he loved. On Saturday, October 1st, help us honor Ben's passion for conservation by planting native trees and shrubs on the banks of the Mianus River in his memory. Volunteers of all ages are welcome in this great project! We'll provide the tools like shovels and gloves as well as bring plenty of snacks and water!
These trees will help shade the river, provide food for insects and important pollinators, as well as stabilize the banks to limit erosion happening on the river. We'll meet at the Red Barn off Merriebrook Lane at 10am to get started!
This riparian buffer tree planting project is funded by the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund - created by his family to support important river restoration and internship work for decades to come. To date, the BWSF has raised over $60,000 and over 1,500 trees have been planted in his memory. The fund has also supported the work of several chapter interns, inspiring the next generation of conservationists. We are forever grateful to Ben and the Wood family for the work that will continue for years to come!
If you can't come volunteer with us this weekend and still want to help, please consider making a donation to the Bennett Wood Stewardship Fund to honor his legacy of restoring our rivers and engaging future Mianus TU interns.