River Park is Home to New Intelligent Plant Boxes

By czeller 4 years agoNo Comments

We’re proud to announce that the Paonia River Park is one of four new sites in the West this year that will be participating in the Collaborative Waterboxx Pilot Project.  The Waterboxx Project is a research effort to study the effectiveness and value of the Groasis Waterboxx in various terrains and climates found in the mountainous regions of the United States. The Waterboxx, an ‘intelligent water incubator,’ produces and captures water from the air through condensation and rain, increasing survival prospects for tree seedlings planted in harsh environments.

Join us on Saturday June 22 at a “Dig & Dip” Volunteer Day to launch the project! We will plant 40 trees – 20 of them in waterboxxes and 20 in the ground. Conservation Center Staff will monitor the trees on a monthly basis for one year (June 2013-June 2014) following the planting.

The Waterboxx Project is a partnership with the Appalachian Coal Country Team, the Western Hardrock Watershed Team, and Inquiring Systems, Inc. The project receives financial support from the Mental Insight Foundation.

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