Members and Friends are Invited to October 5 Planting for WDIY Member Tree Grove

Sep 23, 2013

WDIY 88.1 FM, Lehigh Valley’s community NPR station invites its members and friends to come out on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist with the planting of over 600 trees along the Jordan Creek in the Trexler Nature Preserve.  The trees are being donated and planted as part of the station’s spring membership drive.  During the on-air drive, the station partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lehigh County Parks and Just Born, Inc. in offering to plant a tree for each new and renewing member of the station.

The trees will be planted along the Jordan Creek in the Trexler Nature Preserve. The park offers Lehigh Valley residents the opportunity to explore and experience nature, with eighteen miles of trails for wildlife observation, bird watching, hiking, walking, horse-back riding, mountain-biking, fishing and picnicking.

The joint-effort is a project of TreeVitalize, a public-private partnership committed to helping to restore tree cover, educate citizens about planting trees as an act of caring for the environment, and building capacity among local governments to understand, protect and restore their urban trees. TreeVitalize has a goal of planting one million trees across the Commonwealth in the next few years.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with DCNR and Lehigh County Parks on this project. And it’s equally thrilling to include Just Born in the event. It’s a perfect example of how our organizations are able to work together for the overall betterment of the Lehigh Valley.” said Rebecca Walz, WDIY Development Director.  She continues, “We are extremely grateful to our members for their generosity and we look forward to meeting and working with them in planting our WDIY Tree Grove on Saturday.”

For more information, or to sign up to plant trees on Saturday, October 5, please call Rebecca at WDIY at 610-694-8100 x7.