Sunday, January 23, 2011

Groups work together to plant forested buffers to improve water quality - Charlotte, NC

Forest starts with a sea of saplings -

Nearly 2,300 plastic tubes have popped up like pins on a pin cushion along Little Sugar Creek in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood.

The sight of so many plant supports is a sign something important is taking shape in this stretch of floodplain between Parkwood and Belmont avenues just east of uptown.

And what could be more important than protecting the water we drink and the air we breathe?

Several local agencies worked together through a program called Creek ReLeaf to bring the 15 varieties of trees to Belmont.

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