Girl Scouts Expand Stream Buffer

Posted on: May 1st, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

The Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative Program (CSBI) worked with the Ashokan Service Unit Girl Scouts to expand a stream buffer at the Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) in Mt. Tremper last weekend. These scouts were hard core planters and put 45 native trees and shrubs and 100 bare root plants in the ground. About 23 scouts cut 30 dogwood stems and processed them into 100 live stakes for use on other project sites. They potted up 50 perennial bulbs to be used in the CIC’s rain garden this fall. In addition, the rain garden was weeded and invasive plants removed. Many of the scouts were students in the Onteora School District while others were from the Hudson Valley. The scouts were helped by Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District’s CSBI Coordinator Bobby Taylor and 12 parents and scout leaders. Way to go girl scouts keeping streams healthy!

Cutting a Live Stake

CSBI Coordinator Bobby Taylor demonstrates how to cut a live stake.

Girl Scouts Planting Stream Buffer

Ashokan Service Unit Girl Scouts expand a stream buffer at the Catskill Interpretive Center.