More Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting!

Spring is a busy planting time for the Trees for Tribs program. This is for the Balonek Farm project in Mumford. The planting area is also along Oatka Creek!

Volunteers Needed

WhatTrees for Tribs Planting Event on Balonek Dairy Farm along Oatka Creek – Plant 270 trees and over 1100 shrubs!!

PurposePlant a riparian buffer strip along the edge of Balonek Dairy Farm to prevent erosion and reduce the amount of sediment entering Oatka Creek.

WhereBalonek Dairy Farm on the corner of Rt. 36 and Rt. 383 just north of the Hamlet of Mumford.

WhenWednesday June 1st at 9:00 AM until as late as you are able, we have a lot of trees, and any help is greatly appreciated! In addition to June 1st, we plan to have a second planting event at the same location on Saturday June 4th starting at 9:00 AM to finish planting the remaining trees. If all 1500 plants get planted on June 1st a notice will be sent canceling the Saturday Planting event.

What to Bringshovels, spades, or planting bars for tree planting. Pick axes or mattock tools may also be helpful. 5 gallon buckets will be needed for watering the plants. Please label your tools for easy identification. We also encourage you to bring friends and family along if possible.


Below, there is a general location map for Balonek Dairy Farm, as well as a map of the proposed planting area along the north bank of Oatka Creek.

Volunteers need no prior experience; we will provide instruction on planting techniques. Volunteers will need to wear boots, bring work gloves, insect repellent, sunscreen, water & lunch.

We look forward to your assistance with this planting project. With your help, we can work towards improving Oatka Creek’s water quality. Thank you!

Forecast for Wednesday 6/1 in Mumford NYWeather

It appears that it will be a very warm, sunny day for planting. Please bring lots of water and sunscreen!


If you are interested in helping out or have any questions, please contact Jeremy Paris or call Monroe County SWCD at (585)753-7380.

(Soil and Water Planning Technician for Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District). Feel free to pass this notice along to others


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