Stroubles Creek Restoration Initiative prepping for tree planting

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students and community members spent the day sprucing up a Blacksburg creek.

They're clearing away brush near Stroubles Creek to make way for more than 200 new trees and shrubs they're planting next week.

The creek was declared "impaired" in 2002 because of run off and pollution from farming and human activity.

When the trees mature, they will act as a natural filter.

Since 2014, the Blacksburg community has been supporting a restoration initiative to help make the creek healthier.

As a member of this community as a people who live in the country, you have a responsibility to be a steward of the land, a good steward of the land.  If everyone does their part to organize events like this and plants trees like we're doing it will make our community a little bit healthier every year," said Virginia Tech student and Co-organizer, Alex Grimaudo.

Volunteers are still needed for the tree planting next week.  Click here for the Stroubles Creek Restoration Initiative Facebook page to find out how you can help.

 


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