Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a free oak tree!
Nature At The Confluence will distribute 200 free bare-root bur oak and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail Initiative’s efforts to restore habitat along the Rock River.
The public is invited to pick up the free bare-root oak saplings at Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL on Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 1:00-5:00 p.m. (or while supplies last). Each sapling is 1 to 2 feet long and will need to be planted within a few days of pick up.
This year 5,000 trees tree will be distributed by volunteers from the Rock River Trail Initiative along the Rock River corridor to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Chad Pregracke, president of Living Lands and Waters’ One Million Trees program, has donated 70,000 trees to the Rock River Trail Initiative over the last eight years. It is the desire of the Rock River Trail that the trees should be planted within sight of the Rock River or near the mouth of one of its tributaries, such as Turtle Creek.
About The Rock River Trail
The Rock River Trail Initiative established a National Water Trail along the 320 miles of the Rock River, from its source above the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin to its mouth at the Quad Cities in Illinois. This was achieved March 11, 2013, when Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis made the designation including the Rock River Trail in the National Water Trail System. The Rock River Water Trail was the 10th trail in the nation to achieve such a distinction.