Come join us from 11AM to 2PM on Saturday, October 14th to plant trees and for a free lunch! Join the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and the Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District (DCSWCD), along the East Branch of the Delaware River in Halcottsville, NY to help protect the stream and improve habitat for trout. Trees along streams improve water quality, reduce streambank erosion, offer quality food and habitat for wildlife, and help to shade streams to keep water cool and help to improve trout habitat in this section of the East Branch Delaware River. Come to the event and learn more about why it's important to plant native trees and shrubs along streams, and have a free lunch!! Volunteers should meet just over the railroad crossing on Herrleks Rd, off of NY State Route 30 near Halcottsville. The planting location is just upstream, on the East Branch Delaware River along the trails of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm Old Town Kayaks & Canoes. Look for the “Park Here for Planting” signs on State Highway 30 between just south of the Hamlet of Halcottsville (across from Alta Log Homes). Some shovels and gloves will be available for use, but you can bring your own if you have them! This event will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather! Refreshments will be provided by the local Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited and DCSWCD. This native streamside planting is sponsored by the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District / Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative, New York City DEP, and NYS DEC Trees for Tribs Program in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. If you want the free lunch please register by calling or emailing to: Catherine Skalda (DCSWCD) @ 607-865-5223, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tracy Brown (TU) @ 413-854-4100.