Volunteers needed for willow biomass planting on Monday, June 21, at 1 pm

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Local Homebuilder, State Leaders, UW Scientists, Environmentalist Restore Prairie and Plant Willows for Charter Street Biomass Plant. For Cleaner Lakes, Less Flooding, Better Habitat, Produce Food and Fuel.

What: Veridian Homes is joining with state leaders, UW scientists, Extension experts, and environmentalists to restore 16 acres of wetland and native prairie just south of Waunakee and plant 3000 willows to fuel the Charter Street Biomass Plant. Volunteers are needed for the willow planting.

The Veridian Clean Lakes, Clean Energy Project will create a 105’ prairie buffer to clean up our lakes, reduce floods, crop losses, grow cattle feed and biomass, and reduce greenhouse air pollution.

Who: volunteers, DNR, DATCP, state and local leaders, Veridian Homes’ Don Esposito, UW and Extension scientists and leaders, environmental leaders and consultant Brett Hulsey, Pastor Leonard Allen

When: Monday, June 21, 2010, 1 pm.

Where: Christian Life Assembly parking lot, 5744 County Road-Q, just south of Waunakee High School. http://local.yahoo.com/info-16790606-christian-life-assembly-of-god-church-waunakee?viewtype=map.

We will be planting 3000 fast growing willow trees for study and biomass, so wear appropriate work clothing and bring boots and gloves. Prepare to get muddy.

For more information on the project, call Brett Hulsey at Better Environmental Solutions, 608-238-6070 or email Brett@BetterEnviro.Com. Veridian Homes is a Green Tier homebuilder pursuing higher environmental performance. Better Environmental Solutions is dedicated to practical solutions that save lives, jobs and money.