LEESPORT, Pa. — Are you interested in learning more about how to improve a stream in your area? Are you an educator looking for a hands-on class project? The Master Watershed Stewards of Berks and Schuylkill Counties are planning a live stake planting workshop for April 2, 2022, from 10am – 12pm at Schuylkill Haven Island Park. The rain date will be April 3, 2022.
Live stakes are branch cuttings from water-loving trees and shrubs that are planted along streams to stabilize banks, reduce erosion, and filter nutrients. They are valuable tools to help restore streamside vegetation. Come learn about what live staking is, why it is important, and how to do it. This workshop will be hands-on and is geared for the general public and educators. If you have a stream on your property or in your neighborhood that you’d like to improve, this workshop will give you some tools to do so.
Free registration is found here: https://extension.psu.edu/livestaking-for-streambank-repair
For more information about this event or the Master Watershed Steward Program, please contact program coordinator Natalie Marioni by telephone at 610-378-1327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 610-378-1327 in advance of your participation or visit.
–Penn State Extension