Volunteer: Reforest NKY

  • April 13, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Morning View Heritage Area, 15168 Decoursey Pike, Morning View, KY 41063

Organization: Kenton County Conservation District

The annual volunteer Reforest Northern Kentucky event will take place on April 13th from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Kenton County at the Morning View Heritage Area. The Reforest NKY event site is located at 15168 Decoursey Pike in Morning View. Parking will be on site and nearby. Shuttles will be provided. Please carpool! Reforest NKY is continuing its efforts to restore native Kentucky woodlands. Wear your favorite Reforest NKY t-shirt from the past planting events. If you would like a t-shirt, a limited number of Reforest NKY t-shirts will be offered for pre-sale during registration (online only through March 29th). Volunteers will be offered a FREE take-home tree to continue this project at their own locations. Our sponsor, Great Lakes Brewing Company, will be hosting a gathering after the event. (Register for Gathering when registering for Reforest NKY. Gathering will be held at Crewitts Creek, 2037 Centennial Blvd., Independence, KY 41051 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the Gathering.)

Reforest NKY is organized by the NKY Urban and Community Forestry Council to restore native Kentucky woodlands. The reforestation project is responsible for planting thousands of tree seedlings on previously mowed properties in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties. This event is an opportunity for public education and awareness about the importance of trees in our region. Major Sponsors include: Great Lakes Brewing Co., DHL and NKU Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project.

By planting trees, our forest landscape and legacy is restored. Trees and forests provide significant, measurable benefits to our communities, improving the environment, economy, and our quality of life. Over the last ten years, more than 40 acres of previously mowed land has been planted with native woodland trees and over 2,500 volunteers have participated in Reforest Northern Kentucky.

Register NOW at http://www.nkyurbanforestry.org/reforest-nky.html!

Driving Directions: From Independence KY, go south on KY-17 (Madison Pk). Continue south through the KY-16 intersection. After an “Atwood” community sign, turn east (left) on KY-2042 (Moffett Rd). After 5.2 miles turn right on Kenton Station Rd (which is still KY-2042). Turn right on KY-177 and drive south about 5 minutes. Look for the preserve’s parking lot about 1⁄2 mile south of the KY-14 intersection where there is a Morning View Post Office. There is no sign yet but the new gravel parking lot is on the west side of Decoursey (KY-177), on the opposite side of the road from the railroad track. It has 2 entrances. A black barn with sign is obvious behind a wood fence.

For further information, contact Rhonda Ritzi at (859) 525-PLAY (7529) or reforestnky@nkyurbanforestry.org.

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