Come get your hands dirty and join in on the reforestation effort for Pennsylvania streams! We have thousands of trees to plant, we have the tools, and all we need is you. Tree plantings are a great chance to get outside with fellow volunteers and knowledgeable Alliance staff for a memorable day of making a difference.

More information and the registration links are below:

April 4 – York County
Location: Spring Grove
Trees to Plant: 137
Volunteers Needed: 25

April 8 – Schuylkill County
Location: Pine Grove
Trees to Plant: 547
Volunteers Needed: 50

April 11– Lancaster County
Location: Columbia
Trees to Plant: 760
Volunteers Needed: 25

April 13 – York County
Location: Mount Wolf
Trees to Plant: 275
Volunteers Needed: 50

April 15 – York County
Location: Wrightsville
Trees to Plant: 325
Volunteers Needed: 50

April 22 – Adams County
Location: Gettysburg
Trees to Plant: 450
Volunteers Needed: 40


Do I need to bring shovels?
Nope! We recommend bringing a pair of work gloves if you have them, but otherwise the Alliance provides all the materials needed to plant trees. We also have a little tutorial at the beginning of the event to introduce folks to our unique system of planting.

Are tree plantings kid friendly?
Yes! The only requirement for kids to attend is that their guardian also be onsite as a registered volunteer and participate in the planting to supervise the children. There are lots of ways kids can help out as we work, and we find they always provide a boost of enthusiasm.

Are there bathrooms?
No. But plantings are usually scheduled to last for only two hours.

What kind of trees are being planted?
We plant 20-30 species of trees and shrubs that are native to the south-central Pennsylvania region. Each site is different, you can learn all about them when you are there!

Why are we planting trees again?
Because they’re awesome! Trees help stabilize soils in riparian areas, reduce runoff and decrease the amount of pollution that ends up in our Bay. Also, check out our PA Riparian Forest Buffer Project to learn more about the science and motivations behind why we do what we do.

If you have any more questions, please contact Cathleen Anthony at We hope to see you out there this spring!