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Beautifying Colonial Avenue and the Beachfront

Come be a part of beautifying Colonial Avenue and the beachfront by helping plant trees and shrubs, Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.

Downtown Colonial Beach and the Town Government received a grant from the VA Department of Forestry to plant trees and flowering shrubs along Colonial Avenue and the beachfront. We will be meeting on Town Hill where teams will be provided with instructions. The trees and shrubs will add beauty, help cool the atmosphere and reduce storm water run-off. We’ve had to move up the planting date so now we are scrambling for volunteers to help. Master Gardeners will provide guidance on how to plant and water to give them the best chance of survival. Students are welcome and can earn service hours. We’re looking for about 15 teams of 2 to 3 people each. Right now it’s gals who are leading when it comes to volunteers so we’re challenging the guys to see if they can catch up and recruit more volunteers than the ladies. To volunteer, email, indicate tree planting volunteer in the subject line and include contact information so we can remind you. You can also private message Joyce Reimherr on Next Door or the Downtown Colonial Beach Facebook page. If all else fails, call or better yet text 301-758-9493. Don’t forget to include your name and contact info. Please plan to bring your own tools. Thank you. This project is being executed with the support of the U.S. Forestry Service and the Virginia Department of Forestry.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Pictured above L-R: Joyce Reimherr, Kelly Woods Vaughn, Jeannette Holman, and Andrea C


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