Tree Planting Event on the UD Farm scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd

The University of Delaware’s Ducks Unlimited Chapter is hosting an event to plant ~500 trees around the Farm’s wetlands and nearby areas at Noon on Saturday, May 3 and are in need of volunteers.

Those interested in getting their hands dirty and being engaged in wetland habitat management will help build their resumes as well as help conserve the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ land.

Those interested should RSVP to Chris Williams, associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology (ENWC) at ckwillia@udel.edu. Participants are asked to be sure to wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty.

The group will meet in the back parking lot of Townsend Hall and then walk to the central wetlands between the apiary and the Allen Lab.

Participants are also asked to please consider joining Ducks Unlimited for next year and consider becoming an officer.

During the inaugural year, Ducks Unlimited has had a field trip to Bombay Hook to learn about wetland management for ducks, volunteered at the Greenwing youth outdoor festival and had a booth at Ag Day where they sold bird houses and oversaw a duck silhouette painting activity for kids.

Additionally the UDairy Creamery has introduced a “Marsh Mallards and Quackers” ice cream flavor, with a portion of the profits going to help support the chapter and wetlands conservation in Delaware. In the final month of the semester, Ducks Unlimited will be planting trees and pulling cattails on the farm to improve its habitat.

If you are interested in getting involved to boost your resume and promote wetlands conservation, please contact  Williams at ckwillia@udel.edu.