Tree Maintenance - helping small trees along streams & rivers survive


(39.643097,-76.65826)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

Gunpowder Falls State Park - Bunker Hill RoadHereford, MD 21120
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Celebrating over 20 years of effort on behalf of our local watershed.

About

Newly planted trees need TLC to survive. Spend a couple hours to help make our Reforestation projects a success!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit, is looking for volunteers to help with tree maintenance. Tree maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright.

Trees are important. They emit oxygen, sequester carbon dioxide, absorb pollutants, prevent erosion and storm water runoff and provide animal habitat.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and receive tools

Community service learning hours available.

What to bring: Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes (boots are best). Bring leather gloves if you have them. Bring a filled water bottle.

Directions: Gunpowder Falls State Park - Bunker Hill section in Hereford. Head north on I 83. Take exit 27 and go right off of ramp onto Mount Carmel Rd. Go to light and turn left onto York Rd. Go about 1/8 mile, pass Hereford High School on right. Just after the school, turn left onto Bunker Hill Rd. Go about ½ mile to end of the road. Parking lot is on the left. Event leader's black Prius will be in the parking lot. Please bring plenty of cold water to drink.

Questions? Contact event leader, Kim Peabody, at kpeabody@gunpowdervc.org or 410-570-9850

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy offers environmental stewardship opportunities throughout the year. View our full Calendar of Events for more information (www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/calendar)

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • Three hour time commitment
  • Can follow directions. Able to walk on uneven surfaces. Work outside in sometimes hot weather

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