Coastal Carolina Riverwatch and volunteers plant 200 tree seedlings!
 
On Arbor Day, March 20th, 200 Loblolly Pine seedlings were given to us by our one of our partners, Plastic Ocean Project. Many public planting events, including ours, were canceled due to COVID-19. This left the seedlings with nowhere to be planted. So, Coastal Carolina Riverwatch decided to go on a “tree rescue”!

We enlisted Fishtowne Brew House and Island Produce as pickup sites for the trees. This not only encouraged the community to adopt our trees but helped to support local, sustainable businesses that we so greatly value. In just one week all 200 seedlings were planted!

Planting provides a fun, socially distant activity that also protects clean water. Trees improve water quality by controlling erosion and flooding, filtering pollutants, sequestering CO2, and providing natural habitat for wildlife and important pollinators.

You can help from home! Coastal Carolina Riverwatch is launching a Coastal Habitat Restoration Program. You can donate to have native vegetation planted to remember, celebrate, or honor someone, or just for you! We are focusing on local areas identified as experiencing vegetative loss. Your donation will directly improve our community’s watersheds. 

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Coastal Carolina Riverwatch “Movie” Night 
Saturday, April 4th at 7 pm
We are hosting a Facebook watch party of our 5 part mini-series, Seismic Truth. This original production explores the dangers of seismic blasting and offshore drilling from 5 different coastal perspectives. You will be able to chat with other viewers and CCRW staff to share your feelings on drilling and blasting and get your questions answered! Tune in to Crystal Coast Waterkeeper’s Facebook Page at 7 pm this Saturday to join. Follow us leading up the show for tips on making waste-free movie snacks and more at-home activities to protect clean water!

Stay in with a good book!
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Tree: A Life Story
By: David Suzuki & Wayne Grady
The biography of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than 500 years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending. 

Available on Kindle and Audible

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