Covenant Church Reforestation Project 2010-2011

Funding: Bucks County Trout Unlimited, $2,000
Project Partners: Covenant Church, Professional Landscape Services

In October, 2010, chapter members and Covenant Church congregation members planted 90 native trees and shrubs and 50 wildflowers on the church property on Rt. 202 in Buckingham Township.  A seed mix of native wildflowers and grasses was also put down in the project area.

While it does not border Watson Creek, the runoff from the property flows into a stormwater basin and then into a tributary of Watson Creek.  Though not a typical riparian buffer project as the site is not immediately adjacent to the stream, reforestation projects such as this are also important for maintaining and improving the health of the stream.  A forested watershed benefits the stream in a number of ways, forested areas slow stormwater runoff, improve groundwater infiltration (important for maintaining stream flow during dry periods), and the dissolved organic compounds that leach from fallen leaves are an important food source for microbes at the base of the stream food web.

This project is the first phase of an ongoing effort that will eventually reforest approximately two acres of the Covenant Church property.

» Download the Covenant Church Project article as printed in the Bucks County Herald (Nov 11, 2010)





» Download the Covenant Church Project article as printed in the Bucks County Herald (Nov 19, 2011)

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