Restore Stream Buffers by Planting Trees and Shrubs

Friends of the Winooski River has over 3,000 young trees and shrubs to plant in April and May this year, and we need volunteers to get these plants in the ground and make our streambanks cleaner, healthier, and more resilient! 

Volunteers should come prepared for a variety of weather. Dress in layers and bring rain gear and a sun hat: it is entirely possible to need both on the same day! Volunteers should wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Please bring plenty of food and water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. We have a limited supply of shovels and gloves, so please bring your own if you have them. We will plant rain or shine unless there is a dangerous storm. 

Shawn White, our Program Manager, is coordinating these planting days. Please let her know that you're interested in volunteering by sending her an email: shawn [at] Thank you!


Dog River Park, Water Street, Northfield

April 27, 2018 9:00 - 3:00 

Help students from Northfield Middle/High School and Norwich University fill out a planting that was started last fall. 

Hoolie Flats Farm (aka Armstrong Farm) on Pekin Brook in Calais

April 30, 2018 9:00 - 4:00 National Life

May 2, 2018 9:00 - 4:00 National Life

May 3, 2018 9:00 - 4:00 National Life

May 3, 2018 3:00 - 6:30 Cabot Creamery

May 9, 2018 9:00 - 3 Ben & Jerry's, Central Vermont Career Center, Green Mountain Valley School 

We have 1,800 plants to install along Pekin Brook on Hoolie Flats Farm in Calais! We have some great crews signed up from local businesses and schools, but we could still use your help. 

Martin Covered Bridge, Marshfield

May 10, 2018 3:00 - 6:30 Cabot Creamery