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Forest Buffer Restored in South River Greenway
Northeast Region, October 25, 2009
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More than 100 volunteers came out to help. Photo courtesy of Jeff Campbell University of Maryland, Baltimore County
More than 100 volunteers came out to help. Photo courtesy of Jeff Campbell University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Photo Credit: n/a
Planting along Bacon Ridge Branch. Photo courtesy of Jeff Campbell University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Planting along Bacon Ridge Branch. Photo courtesy of Jeff Campbell University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Photo Credit: n/a

More than 100 volunteers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South River Federation, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources joined the Scenic Rives Land Trust to plant over 1,300 trees. Trees were planted on 4 acres of along Bacon Ridge Branch, at the very top of the South River watershed. This native forest will provide a buffer to Bacon Ridge Branch that will help improve water quality in the South River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

 

The trees were planted on land slated to be sold to Anne Arundel County and annexed to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area so area hikers will have the opportunity to watch the day's efforts grow into a beautiful woodland. The planting was made possible by funding from Maryland Department of Natural Resources Landowner Incentive Program and a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

 

The South River Greenway is the result of a partnership among local landowners, The Scenic Rivers Land Trust, The South River Federation, The Trust For Public Land, Biophilia Foundation, Anne Arundel County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office.

 

For more information contact:

 

Alyssa Domzal

South River Greenway Coordinator

410/424-4000

alyssa@srlt.org

 

Rich Mason

410/573-4584

rich_mason@fws.gov


Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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