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2006 News from Mecklenburg County


January 4, 2005

PLANT A SHADE TREE IN TIME FOR SPRING: TREE SEEDLINGS AND RAIN BARRELS FOR SALE

Charlotte, NC - Mecklenburg County residents are known to appreciate the benefit and need for trees in a rapidly developing region. That’s why the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District and Charlotte Storm Water Services are teaming up to offer a variety of tree seedlings and reduced-price rain barrels for sale.

• Saturday, January 21
• 9 a.m. - noon
• Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte.

Hardwood seedlings will sell for $1.00 apiece and include flowering dogwood, redbud, sweet bay magnolia, willow oak, river birch, white oak, yellow poplar, beauty berry, and sweet shrub. Evergreen seedlings will sell for $5.00 for a bundle of ten and include white pine, loblolly pine, and red cedar.

SAVE THE RAIN: In addition to planting more trees, consider saving water for the next dry spell. Three rain barrel sizes will also be available: a 55-gallon for $60.00, a 60-gallon for $85.00, and an 80-gallon for $100.00. The barrels differ in appearance, so check the Web site www.mecklenburgconservation.com before ordering. Rain barrels must be pre-ordered by January 17 by calling 704-336-RAIN or emailing savetherain@yahoo.com.

Other organizations, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, Charlotte Storm Water Services, Mecklenburg County Solid Waste and Recycling, North Carolina Wildlife Federation, N.C. Forest Service and other groups will have booths at the sale with useful conservation information.

The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District is a local organization working with residents, agencies, and business owners to plan and direct programs for the conservation and development of natural resources. For more information on the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District, check the Web site www.mecklenburgconservation.com or call 704-336-2455.



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