||November 2, 2019 - 158 Trees Planted at Silver Lake Park
Volunteers plant 158 trees at Silver Lake Park; Prince William Times; November 4 2019
With 270 acres, Silver Lake Park is a wonderful place for families to explore the great outdoors. Nearly 100 volunteers of all ages joined us on November 2 to plant 13 large trees along the entrance drive and 135 small trees near the picnic area.
This project was sponsored by Supervisor Pete Candland, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and Prince William County Forest Pest Management, and Prince William County Parks & Recreation.
All the trees were native species, including service berry, sycamore, white oak, northern red oak, dogwood, redbud, flowering dogwood, american hornbeam, tulip poplar, and black gum trees.
We're planning to keep up the good work! In early spring 2020, a field near the new trees planted along the road is now planned for conversion to a pollinator meadow.
In the meantime, you can learn more about this and other opportunities to improve wildlife habitat at Silver Lake, and share your views, by joining PWC Parks & Rec meetings to help develop a new management plan for Silver Lake. We'll publish the dates and details as soon as they're available.