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Rocky River Backyard Buffers

Get free trees if you live along the Rocky River!

What is the Backyard Buffer Program?

As a stream side property owner, you have a special opportunity to restore the Rocky River and its tributaries. The Rocky River Backyard Buffers Program provides tree and shrub seedlings, and planting guidance free of charge to stream side landowners in the Rocky River Watershed. The only requirements are that participants plant seedlings adjacent to the stream in order to establish a riparian buffer and to watch a short online presentation about plant care.

Fill out the eligibilty questionnaire here - Due March 31st, 2021

Trees are available in several categories based on mature heights, and participants can indicate if they have a preference for larger, smaller, or midstory trees

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