Clean water grows on trees!
Gettysburg Municipal Authority hosted a
Tree planting at Sachs Mill Bridge on April 22nd
As part of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership
A tree-planting of 200 by volunteers and members of the Gettysburg Municipal Authority, Students and Faculty of Penn State Mont Alto and the Adams County Conservation District at Sachs Mill Bridge, Water Works Road took place on Sunday, April 22nd .
This tree planting helped launch the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, coordinated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania. The Partnership is a collaborative effort across the Pennsylvania portion of the Bay watershed, with a goal of planting 10 million new trees before the end of 2025.
“Restoring and maintaining riparian forest buffers is key component to providing water quality beneficial to wildlife, aquatic life and humans.”
“ Trees, especially when alongside streams and streets, are one of the most cost-effective ways to restore and protect stream health, help keep nutrients and soils on the land, and cleanse drinking water sources,” said Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Executive Director in Pennsylvania. Simply stated, more trees benefit our farmers, our communities, and our health and welfare. Thanks to valued partners like Gettysburg Municipal Authority, this endeavor is off to a resoundingly successful start.”
After the first week of the plantings, 30 partner groups will have planted more than 11,000 trees at over 50 locations.
To learn more about the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, visit the website