Planting Trees & Shrubs

The Winooski River and its tributaries are still recovering from massive deforestation that occurred throughout Vermont in the 19th and 20th centuries. The degradation of these riparian buffers over the years has caused reductions in water quality value, reduced wildlife and fish populations, caused serious property damage from bank erosion and loss of valuable agricultural lands. Over the years, the Friends of the Winooski River has been involved in a number of riparian and stream bank restoration projects.

Every year, the Friends of the Winooski River works on numerous sites throughout the watershed to plant between 1500 to 3000 trees and shrubs. Contact us if you own riverfront or lakeshore land in the Winooski Watershed and would like to improve the vegetation along the water's edge.