We are delighted to share with you CASRI’s 2020 Accomplishments Report. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, CASRI partners stayed safe and planted approximately 317,000 trees, including red spruce and other native trees and shrubs, on over 1,046 acres in the Central Appalachians.
The Report includes restoration contributions, along with great articles, partner profiles, and an interview with Freefolk Brewery, in Fayetteville, WV who created a red spruce infused beer. The “Flying Squirrel” was a huge success and Freefolk donated the proceeds to CASRI’s restoration efforts. If you didn’t catch a glass this year, look for the 2021 release of the “Flying Squirrel”.
The Report was compiled and edited by Julia Derringer, Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area and US Forest Service AmeriCorps Member, and member of the CASRI Admin Team. Kristina Soetje, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member for the MD/DC Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, also a CASRI Admin Team member, created a visual of CASRI’s 2020 accomplishments for the front cover.