The Cañon City High School Environmental Club is fundraising to plant over 300 willow and cottonwood trees along the Arkansas River Walk in Cañon City on May 2nd. This will help the riverbank's structural integrity and help prevent erosion.
The Cañon City High School Environmental Club is focused on many projects and initiatives to better our environment, from educating students, to beautifying and repairing our local ecosystems. This year, partnered with the Cañon City Recreation and Parks District, they are putting together a fundraising project that will not only benefit the Environmental Club's program but also give back to the community in repairing and preserving the riparian ecosystems that are the backbone of our community. On May 2nd, with the aid of community and high school volunteers, they will be planting over 300 trees along the riverwalk just beside Reynold's bridge to prevent erosion along the river and to encourage habitat restoration and growth. In order to see this project through and develop a growing continuity and impact, they are seeking the support of our community. The CCHS Environmental Club is asking for contributions to see their program prosper and the Arkansas River flourish. Their top donor will be honored on a plaque placed along the trail at the riverwalk, a tradition starting now and carried on throughout each year as their initiative progresses. If you wish to donate, please visit their Go Fund Me page, or contact Carrie Trimble at firstname.lastname@example.org or CCHS Environmental Club president, Joslynn Carochi at email@example.com.