First Landing looking for volunteers & sponsors for tree planting April 27th

From their emailed press release.

Volunteers and Sponsors needed at First Landing State Park for tree planting April 27

(VIRGINIA BEACH) – Volunteers and sponsors are needed at First Landing State park to help plant trees on Saturday, April 27.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will work with park staff to plant trees in sensitive habitats that have been impacted by unauthorized trails.

To volunteer or for more information contact Jennifer Huggins at 757-412-2306 or Jennifer.huggins@dcr.virginia.gov.

“It is a great way to remind people that staying on designated trails is important. Trail routes are chosen based on criteria that will reduce environmental impacts and reduce erosion. When people blaze their own unauthorized trails through the park, it has severe effects on the wetlands and maritime forest,” said Staci Martin, Visitor Service Specialist.

Group and individual sponsors are needed to underwrite the cost of the tree planting. Three dollars will sponsor one tree; $5 will sponsor two trees; and $10 will sponsor five trees.

Tax deductible donations can be mailed to the Friends of First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. The Friends of First Landing State Park is a 510c3 non-profit that supports the park.

First Landing State Park is a 2,888 acre natural area featuring nearly twenty miles of trails, campsites, cabins, two visitor center museums, and half a mile of Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. The park’s maritime forest area is an integral part of its certification as a National Natural Landmark.

Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and offer dozens of festivals and concerts and thousands of educational programs across the state.

For more information about state park activities and amenities, or to make reservations in one of the 25 parks with camping facilities or 18 parks with cabins or family lodges, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit http://www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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