You are invited to help us install over 100 plants at one of our restoration sites within Ellicott Creek Park on November 12th, 2022. This event will conclude a multi-year effort to restore shoreline health and habitat within the park, which will protect local waterways, improve water quality, and provide critical ecosystem services to wildlife. Learn more about our Living Shorelines Program by clicking here.
See the event details below and reserve your spot today! Thank you so much for your help and dedication to restoring our waterways. We look forward to seeing you out there!
RAIN DATE: Saturday, November 19th
Please arrive about 10 minutes early to allow enough time to park and sign-in prior to the start of the planting event.
For the past 4 years, Waterkeeper has been leading a re-forestation effort in Ellicott Creek Park, and with the help of our dedicated volunteers, we have planted 100’s of trees and shrubs. This upcoming volunteer event will be the final plating of the season and will also conclude our multi-year reforestation effort at Ellicott Creek Park.
Our goal for this planting event is to transform a mowed area of shoreline into a more productive riparian habitat by planting 18 bare-root trees and 124 container shrubs. We will begin with a brief planting demonstration before splitting into small groups to plant the trees. After the trees are planted, we’ll move on to planting the shrubs and then mulching and watering. The planting area is in an area of the park that is currently being mowed, so access should be easy for planting. Please wear proper footwear for planting trees/shrubs and consider bringing a water bottle.
Volunteers can park in the large gravel parking lot near the soccer fields or in the smaller pull-off parking areas along the park road. From there, you can walk to the planting area, which is located near Ellicott Creek. Refer to the image below and the attached Google maps link for more details about the meeting location. (https://goo.gl/maps/hXSXwto4H52cm3Up9)