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Activity Highlights

Our stream bank restoration planting is complete! With assistance from the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition, we planted over 400 native trees and shrubs along a small tributary to the Nottley River. These native plants will stabilize the stream bank soil, improve water quality and create wildlife habitat. Our thanks go to Tony Ward and the HRWC for their continued support for this project.

On March 7, the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition brought this group of college students to help with stream bank planting and invasive plant removal. Rather than going to Daytona Beach or Cancun, these students from Davidson College in North Carolina and Grand Valley State University in Michigan volunteered their spring break week to work in north Georgia and western North Carolina.

These young women are removing invasive plants.

It was really, really cold and windy when these students were planting native trees and shrubs along the stream bank. Thank you so much to these students from Grand Valley State University and Davidson College.

Thanks to our volunteers and donors, who make these valuable programs happen.