Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
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: Follow I-83 N to exit 33 (MD-45N York Road). From off ramp, turn left onto York Road north and remain on York Road. Turn left onto Kauffman Road. Follow Kauffman Road through a 3-way intersection with a stop sign. You will see a cemetery on your left. Continue past that to the second pavillion on your left. This is where you will park. The event leader, Kim Peabody, will meet you there. There may be a 10-15 minute walk to the site carrying tools and supplies.
Questions? Contact event leader, Kim Peabody, at email@example.com 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)