November 19, 2022
Wappinger Creek Fall Tree Planting Web News 1DLC Volunteers planted trees and shrubs along the banks of Wappinger Creek to preserve this critical biome.
Riparian zones - the places where land meets stream or river - are important habitats for multiple species of flora and fauna that also protect against many of the aspects of flooding. On Saturday, November 19, DLC volunteers, working in conjunction with volunteers from the Town of Stanford Conservation Advisory Committee and the Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District, braved the unseasonably cold temperatures to plant native trees and shrubs - including Cottonwood, Riverbirch, Dogwood, and Ninebark, among others - along the banks of Wappinger Creek at the Stanford Wildlife Preserve. Dozens of holes were dug and then trees were gently placed in the earth and filled in with soil. A big thank you to all the hearty volunteers who came out to make a difference to the landscape bordering Dutchess County's largest and longest stream.