Each month learn about a local project being funded through the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership that is helping to build the Greenway and connect people to the Susquehanna River.
Earlier this month students from Penn College assisted the borough of Montgomery by planting shade trees at gateway locations around town, including sycamore trees at the public river access. “They held their lab course outside, used machinery, wore hard hats. It was a pretty neat day at school for them,” says Alice Trowbridge, Greenway Coordinator.
The borough has partnered with Penn College, the Black Hole Creek Watershed Association, DCNR, and the SEDA-Council of Governments, to also use the $5,000 mini-grant for tree plantings within the floodplain of the West Branch Susquehanna River, along Black Hole Creek in March 2013.
"All of the trees to be planted in the springtime will be bare root trees; and most will be native species," says Becky Sanguedolce with the Montgomery Shade Tree Commission. To get involved or learn more, contact Becky at 570-547-6289. Great job Montgomery!
Photos courtesy of Becky Sanguedolce.