The Delaware Forest Service is offering its first-ever “Trees for the Bay” Program:
Free tree with rain barrel purchase for Delaware residents of Chesapeake Bay communities.
The Delaware Forest Service is partnering with the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship to offer a first-ever “Trees for the Bay” promotion to Delaware residents in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed – full details at http://delawaretrees.com/trees-for-the-bay.
For every purchase of at DNREC’s discounted rain barrel sale on either April 17 (Kent County) or April 18 (Sussex County), those who live in eligible zip codes will receive a voucherworth $125 toward the purchase of a qualifying tree(s) at participating nursery and garden centers (while supplies last on a first come, first served basis). Vouchers must be redeemed by May 5. Additional rain barrel purchases to qualifying residents will be eligible for additional vouchers. Voucher quantities are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Discounted rain barrel sales that will include the free tree coupon vouchers will be held at these times and locations:
- Wednesday, April 17th – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or until all barrels are sold out) at the DNREC Building at the State Fairgrounds, Rt. 13, Harrington, DE
- Thursday, April 18th – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or until all barrels are sold out) at the DNREC Division of Soil and Water Conservation Building, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE
The program is only open to those who reside in the following list of Delaware communities – located within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Vouchers must be redeemed by May 5, 2013 at the following participating retail outlets only:
34593 Sussex Highway, Laurel, Delaware, 19956
Phone: (302) 875-2507
Jeff’s Greenhouse and Gift Shop
7781 Main Street, Bethel, Delaware, 19931
Phone: (800) 276-3420
Barton’s Landscaping/Lawn Co., Inc.
20689 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE, 19973
Phone: (302) 629-9645
“The following tree species will NOT be redeemable with the coupon”
|Ash||Any Pear species or variety|
|Northern Red Oak||Norway maple|
|Leyland-Cypress||Tree of Heaven|
|Japanese black pine, Australian pine||Mimosa|
|Any white barked birch||White mulberry|
|American elm||Chinese Elm|
The Delaware Forest Service and DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship both recognize the important role trees play in cleaning our air and water while enhancing the quality of life for Delaware’s residents. Trees reduce soil erosion and sedimentation, remove excess nutrients, and filter harmful pollutants before they make their way into the tributaries, streams, and rivers within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Delaware Forest Service’s “Trees for the Bay” program is underwritten by federal funds designed to help communities meet the water quality goals outlined in the Chesapeake Bay’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).
( http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/swc/wa/Pages/Chesapeake_Wip.aspx )
For more information, contact Kyle Hoyd at (302) 698-4578 or firstname.lastname@example.org