Cascades Community Association has partnered with Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District(LSWCD) to participate in the Loudoun County Tree Planting Program. The Buffer Planting Project is a program funded by the Conservation District where communities are reimbursed up to $7,000 per acre of open area to be converted to woods, in order to plant streamside vegetative buffers on non-agricultural land.
In 2019, the Association was approved to plant a total of 1.74 acres of saplings throughout seven locations in the community, and granted over $12,000 from the Conservation District to begin the project. The tree-planting program is part of an effort from the Cascades Board of Directors and the Beautification Committee to keep Cascades a sustainable and environmentally friendly community, through native planting, re-naturalization, and reforestation wherever possible.
Please note that the tree planting program requires specific landscaping conditions. Grass will not be regularly mowed in the areas where tree saplings were planted last year through the Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District program. The grass will still be periodically cut, but the maintenance will occur less frequently in order to not disturb the planted tree saplings.
Cascades Community Association's landscaping contractor, Brightview, provides the community with a $10,000 planting coupon each year, which is applied to the project.
If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact Management.
To view the locations of this project, click the following link: Tree Planting Program Locations