Saturday, April 15th: Hemlock Treatment Volunteer Workday with American Whitewater

In collaboration with American Whitewater, the HRI and Mountain True joined a group of highly motivated whitewater paddlers to help conserve the wild waters we all love so dearly. What better way to protect our water resources than to conserve hemlocks,  a foundation species that has major role in shaping the  the ecosystems through which these waters flow!?

This was a fun day in the woods during which volunteers exchanged knowledge about innovative hemlock treatment methods and worked out strategies for future engagement with the passionate group of nature lovers that make up the white water community in here in the Southern Appalachians.

In just a few hours, the team treated 238 hemlock trees and 71 seedlings, improving their chances of surviving into the next decade treemendously!