Call for Volunteers to Help with Eastern NC Tree Planting

January 9, 2023

Croatan Institute is working with the Turner Family in Lenoir and Duplin counties within North Carolina to reforest a plot of agricultural land with native, diversified hardwoods through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). 

On February 4th, Croatan Institute, members of the Turner Family, and community members will undertake the first phase of this reforestation project, planting over 2000 trees on the site. In preparation for the tree planting, the approximately sixteen-acre site was fallowed for two years, following decades of chemically intensive traditional agriculture growing cash crops such as corn and soy. 

This project is one of several exciting efforts of the Institute where we are working directly with landowners to support regenerative, native restoration of agricultural and forested lands across North Carolina.

To learn more and volunteer, contact us here