Mud doesn’t hold back RETTEW staff and local volunteers from keeping our streams and waterways safe.

Kara Kalupson, MS4 Coordinator, and volunteers from Lancaster Academy, Trout Unlimited, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lancaster County Conservation District, West Lampeter Township Public Works, and Solanco Future Farmers of America students spent time on a chilly, mucky day in May planting trees.

This was the second time out in the elements for the volunteers, planting more trees along Big Beaver Creek in Lancaster County. This time, the trees were planted with tubes instead of live stakes.

Funded by a grant awarded to the Pequea Creek Watershed Association, the planting of native shrubs helps minimize streambank erosion. The trees will form a riparian buffer, stabilizing the banks of the stream to keep the environment healthy and thriving.

Improving the quality of life for the communities we live and work in is RETTEW’s purpose, and we regularly see our employees seeking out opportunities to make the world a better place – even in the mud!