The Big Plant is a community event hosted by the Environmental Coalition at Virginia Tech where thousands of trees are planted on Virginia Tech’s campus and surrounding Blacksburg area to initiate ecological restoration. The event is open to the public, which brings in hundreds of students and community members of all backgrounds and ages to volunteer.
The Big Plant strives to enable positive environmental change for individuals who may think they have no power over their macro-environment. The original cause for the Big Plant was to combat climate change, and while that is still a primary focus, trees can serve as an ecological answer for more than one environmental issue.
This event is primarily funded by New River Conservancy and is a joint partnership between NRC, Virginia Tech, and the Environmental Coalition at VT.
This year will be a big project site at the center of VT’s campus. Base camp will be at the outlet of the VT Duck Pond. We will be planting the riparian habitat along Stroubles Creek from Duck Pond outlet extending nearly a mile downstream on both banks. We will also have several other reforestation projects occurring scattered around VT’s central campus.
To register to volunteer and register, please click REGISTER
You will need to fill out this waiver at the event: WAIVER