Volunteers of all ages are invited to help plant trees Saturday at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg as part of an effort to improve the buffer along Big Spring creek.
Loudoun County, the Town of Leesburg and the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy are teaming up to plant 75 trees along the creek banks to improve water quality by removing sediment and contaminants, lowering stream temperatures and preventing erosion.
Volunteers should meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, the parking area below the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center and should bring a shovel and gloves.
This project is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants program, which is administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The grant funding is managed by the Loudoun County Water Resources Team within the Department of Building and Development.
For more information, call Scott Sandberg with the Loudoun County Department of Building and Development at 571-258-3304.