Appalachian Headwaters, the West Virginia Land Trust, and Green Forests Work will be hosting a tree planting event on Saturday April 30th at the new Mammoth Preserve. Please join us to help the forest restoration effort at this former mine site and get an opportunity to see the Preserve yourself. This project was made possible, in part, by the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy who secured the land for reforestation, preservation, and the reduction of pollution.
The Preserve encompasses 4,800 acres and after reforestation is complete will be opened up as a hiking and mountain biking destination that is expected to draw outdoor enthusiast from around the region. At the event, we hope to plant 2,000 trees and volunteers are needed. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Mike Becher at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th. We’ll meet on the 30th in the parking lot of the Smither’s Municipal Building at 11:00.
Note: To learn more about the Mammoth Preserve, see the October, 2020, issue of The Highlands Voice https://www.wvhighlands.org/highlands-voice/2020/10%20October%202020.pdf.
Disclosure: In spite of the name of the location, it is unlikely that participants will encounter any Mammoths, Wooly or otherwise. You should go anyway; it will be fun.