We are excited to share an update for a project our James River Buffer program partners, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF), recently planted at at Greene County Community Park in the northern reaches of the middle James River watershed. Greene County Community Park covers 70 acres and is the only public park in Greene County. The land is mostly open fields, but Quarter Creek runs through the property and has a narrow vegetated buffer. Read the full update by Delaney Beattie, Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) Riparian Buffer Specialist- James River Buffers through the link below.
30 seedlings of river birch, buttonbush, and silky dogwood were planted in one day by eight 4-H students.
The James River Buffer Program (a partnership of the James River Association, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation) works with landowners in the middle and upper James River watershed to restore and create forest buffers that improve water quality.
Photos provided by VDOF