Tree Maintenance - helping small trees along streams & rivers survive
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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.
Location: Cromwell Valley Park (2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Parkville MD 21234). Take I-695 to exit 29A. Turn left at the first light onto Cromwell Bridge Road, then go about 1 mile. Watch for the speed camera near Loch Raven High School. Turn left at the first entrance (Sherwood Farm) to Cromwell Valley Park. Please note that the entrance road is one lane but two-way traffic. Follow entrance road until you see a side road on the left with a sign for Talmar. Turn left onto lane and follow until you see a big white barn. Park on the grass between the entrance lane and the white barn. Walk back to the main entrance road to the bridge on your left. The event leader will be set up there.
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.
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)
Cromwell Valley Park2002 Cromwell Bridge RoadParkville, MD 21234
- Habitat Restoration
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
- People 55+
- Must be at least 13
- Three hour time commitment
- Can follow directions. Able to walk on uneven surfaces. Work outside in sometimes hot weather