Volunteers Needed to Restore Paradise Creek

PULLMAN, Wash. — The public is invited to plant trees and help restore stream banks along Paradise Creek on Saturday, Oct. 14. The event, which is sponsored by the Washington State University Center for Environmental Education, will last from 9 a.m.- noon. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs to provide wildlife habitat, erosion control and shade to lower stream temperatures, as well as beautification for the Bill Chipman Trail, which is adjacent to the stream.

Participants should meet at the Student Book Corporation on the Pullman campus no later than 9 a.m. Groups and individuals are welcome to attend. Transportation is provided for students. Workers are asked to bring shovels and gloves if possible. Volunteer service hours are recorded and fulfill class and other community service requirements.

Since 1995, the Center for Environmental Education has planted more than 100,000 trees in local watersheds with the help of 5,000 WSU and community volunteers. CEE also focuses on environmental education and has worked with Pullman’s Sunnyside Elementary School and the National Youth Sports Program. The center is currently working with Rosalia, Tekoa, Steptoe and Colfax schools providing environmental education curricula.

Contact Todd Cullison at 509/335-1763 for more information.