Thanks to the Hampton Clean City Commission's Keep Hampton Green Fund, 108 native trees and shrubs were planted at Bluebird Gap Farm and Armistead Pointe on October 24 and November 7 by a total of 65 volunteers.
On October 24, 38 volunteers of all ages gathered at Bluebird Gap Farm to plant wax myrtles, blackberries, blueberries, persimmons, and a white oak.
On November 7, 27 volunteers came to the Armistead Pointe storm pond to plant loblolly pines, blueberries, blackberries, and a variety of native pollinator shrubs.
These plantings are important to Hampton's local environment for a number of reasons. The trees and shrubs help absorb rainwater and control runoff, which is critical for our coastal city. They're also native plants, which means they provide food and shelter for a variety of pollinators and other wildlife. Also, they will enhance the beauty of our city! What's not to love!
The Keep Hampton Green Fund is dedicated to receiving donations for trees and shrubs to be planted on public land in the city. For more information about this fund, contact the Hampton Clean City Commission at 727-1130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.