Volunteers needed for ReTree Steamboat
October 3, 2018
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council invites community members to the annual ReTree community tree-planting event Saturday, Oct. 13. Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant native riparian species at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area just south of Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River. The new trees will help restore wildlife habitat and prevent erosion.
Honey Stinger snacks and T-shirts with original artwork by Jill Bergman will be provided to all volunteers. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up at YVSC.org/volunteer.
The goal of ReTree is to plant and care for native trees to improve the health of upland and riparian forests and mitigate heat-related climate impacts by providing shade in riparian areas. Through ReTree, the Sustainability Council also strives to connect the community, especially youths, to their local forests in a meaningful, hands-on way. Since 2010, the council has engaged almost 3,200 volunteers ages 2 to 72 to plant, steward, monitor and map 26,000 trees at more than 10 community open spaces throughout Routt and Moffat counties.