Public Help Wanted in Riparian Tree Planting

By KBJR News 1

June 20, 2013 Updated Jun 20, 2013 at 3:14 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Natural Resources Research Institute is reaching out to the public for help with planting trees.

On Monday, June 24 and Thursday, June 27 from 9 A.M. to noon, the NRRI will be planting trees to repair riparian flood damaged zones along Amity Creek.

Riparian zones are ecosystems located along the banks of rivers, streams, creeks, or any water network.

They play a major role in protecting water quality, enhancing wildlife habitats, providing natural bio filters, and protection from erosion and surface runoff.

Volunteers ages 10 and up are invited to come down and help with the planting, and are asked to bring water bottles and gloves with them.

On June 24, meet at the first bridge of Seven Bridges Road located in East Duluth. On June 27, volunteers will meet at the top portion of Seven Bridges Road, located at the far end of Skyline Parkway.

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