Volunteers from the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation and the Bryan County Bark Park Association will plant trees at the Bryan County Park Bark beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The event is part of a nationwide program, NeighborWoods, an annual campaign to plant and care for community trees during October.
Volunteers are needed to assist in planting 75 trees and should bring shovels and gloves.
Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation was awarded one of 12 grants made possible by Alliance for Community Trees and CSX. The 2015 CSX Restoration Grants enable organizations to use trees as a means to restore watersheds.
Erosion is a major concern at the Bark Park because of differing elevation between the softball fields and the dog park. Water from rain and irrigation on the softball fields flows through the Bark Park into Green Creek. It is hoped that the new trees would prevent this erosion.
The Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation has planted more than 1,000 trees, mostly live oaks, in Richmond Hill since 2001.
“It is so great when two organizations can come together for the benefit of the entire community,” Bryan County Bark Park President Wendy Bolton said. “These new trees will not only provide much-needed help with drainage issues at the Bark Park, but they will add to the beauty of the park and our community.”
Learn more about both organizations at BryanCountyBarkPark.com and CoastalBryanTreeFoundation.org.