Plant a Tree at the Bristol Marsh Preserve
Saturday, September 29th
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Lunch provided for volunteers!
The Bristol Marsh Preserve, located just southwest of Historic Bristol Borough Riverfront Park, is a critical natural feature, serving as a community park and educational area. Historic Bristol Borough, The Nature Conservancy and Heritage Conservancy invite volunteers to help us plant native trees and shrubs along the riparian area adjacent to Historic Bristol Borough’s Freshwater Tidal Marsh. This is part of our overall conservation strategy to keep this natural area beautiful and healthy. Individuals, families, scouts, students, organizations and volunteer groups are all welcome!
Suggestions: Wear boots suitable for walking over uneven and wet and muddy terrain. Bring water, sunscreen and bug-repellent. We will provide leather gloves and tools. Please be aware that the general area has quite a bit of poison ivy, and ticks and mosquitoes may be present. However, the site will be cleared and prepared for planting, to minimize exposure to poison ivy. We will have snacks and water available and will provide lunch to volunteers at end of the event. Please note there are public port-a-johns in the parking lot next to the preserve.
Time: Be at the meeting location by 9:00 am for orientation and instructions.
Directions to meeting location: We will be meeting in the Bristol Borough parking lot next to the preserve. If you are using a mapping program or GPS, use 159 Basin Park, Bristol PA, 19007 as your end point.
From Philadelphia follow Frankford Avenue (US-13 N) beyond the city limits. Frankford Ave becomes Bristol Pike. At the intersection of Bristol Pike and Newport/New Rodgers Road, turn right and continue straight to Otter Street. Turn right on to Mill Street and then turn right on Wood St. or Cedar St. into the large Borough parking lot. The marsh preserve is at the south end of the lot.
Please contact Susan Myerov at email@example.com or at (215) 345-7020, x 101 if you plan to attend or need alternate directions.