Riparian Planting Projects
This 2010 planting project, located on Tinker Avenue in Vinton, was a collaborative effort between Trout Unlimited, Upper Roanoke River Roundtable, the Town of Vinton, and the Roanoke James Madison University Masters of Public Administration program. Trout Unlimited served as the fiscal agent, URRR coordinated the planting schedule and volunteers, Vinton owns the property and maintains the area, and the JMU students wrote the grant proposal for funding through the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Upper Roanoke River Roundtable has partnered with many organizations and agencies throughout the years to plan, fund, and install riparian plantings across the Roanoke Valley. Below is a sampling of these successful water quality improvement projects.
This planting occurred on October 18, 2014 between Bennington Street and the Roanoke River within the City of Roanoke. An Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 17 assisted with project administration, including developing the planting schedule, recruiting volunteers, and coordinating activities on the day of the planting. A total of 21 trees were planted by the approximately twenty-five (25) volunteers in attendance.
Norwich Riparian Tree Planting Project was completed on October 25, with the help of an Eagle Scout candidate from Boy Scout Troop 17. A total of 21 trees were planted with the help of thirty (30) volunteers. Volunteers included family and friends of the Eagle Scout candidate, scouts from Troop 17, the URRR board and general membership, students from the Virginia Western Community College – Community College Access Program, and the Roanoke Tree Stewards.
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Hamilton Terrace Garden
Our most recent garden, planted in the shape of a footprint, is dedicated to the memory of our former Chairperson and good friend CJ Mitchem. CJ had a very positive impact on our environment and a lasting impact on all his friends. Come see our garden along the Roanoke River Greenway next to the Walnut Street Bridge.