Carbonfund.org Partner Helps Reforest Appalachia
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team is looking for volunteers to help them plant trees on reclaimed coal mine lands. Having planted trees in 7 states in Appalachia, the ACCWT is experienced in bringing back Appalachia’s historic eastern hardwood forest cover. They’ve already reforested over 36 acres of trees on previously mined lands. As over 3.5 million people live within 1 mile of an Appalachian abandoned mine land site, these projects are crucial to restore forest cover, recreate animal habitats, and set up Appalachia for a prosperous clean energy future. ACCWT has made a firm commitment to revitalizing Appalachia’s environment. Beyond tree planting and operating in an environmentally sustainable way, they have partnered with Carbonfund.org to make all of their trainings CarbonFree®. By supporting Carbonfund.org’s third-party validated renewable energy projects, ACCWT is moving the country towards a clean energy future. ACCWT’s next tree planting is taking place on Thursday, March 25th in Prenter, West Virginia. They are looking for volunteers to get dirty and turn some mines into prosperous hardwood forests. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact them at Vistaleader1@accwt.org. This is a great opportunity for anybody in the West Virginia area. If you go – take some pictures and let us know how it went! And if you can’t make it, please consider joining Carbonfund.org’s Million Tree Challenge to support tree planting in the fight against global warming for $1 a tree. Thanks!