The Burnsville Lake team came together on September 23rd and 24th to plant 45 trees in Bulltown Campground in honor of National Public Lands Day. This day was established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. The main goal behind this day is to promote connection between people and nature, inspire environmental stewardship, and encourage use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits.
The planting of these trees not only will establish shade within the campground but also promote environmental stewardship by planting native species on the project. Both species that were planted are native to West Virginia. Most of the trees planted were Red Maple (Acer rubrum), which is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of the eastern United States. The other species planted was Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). The Eastern Redbud blooms a brilliant purple in the spring to give even more beauty to the campground. Through this event, the Burnsville Lake team continued to make our project shine.