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Trail Maintenance/Invasive Plant Removal Workshop
The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is seeking 40 volunteers!
Why: Our goal is to offer a hands-on learning experience within Loch Raven Reservoir on the proper techniques of trail maintenance, (such as rolling grade dips to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality), and
an invasive removal and native planting project. A bonus educational presentation on the history of Loch Raven Reservoir and the water supply system by the Baltimore
City Gov. Watershed Manager will also be offered. This FREE event is made possible by a conservation grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc., a partner with Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), and by partnerships
forged with the City of Baltimore Reservoir Natural Resources Section /Watershed Rangers and the Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts (MORE).
Who: No Experience is necessary! We are looking for middle, high, and college level students, REI employees, community residents, scouts, and trail users who care about our drinking water, our watershed, and the Chesapeake Bay! Do you like being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Do you want to receive community service hours? Then join us, and help improve the quality of our drinking water and the environment! (Ages 12 and up.)
When: Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in/register.
We will start the workshop at 9:30 am sharp.
Where: From 695, take exit 27 –Dulaney Valley Rd. north. Follow for about ¼ mile and turn left onto Seminary Ave. Turn right immediately into the church parking lot. Look for Trail Maintenance workshop sign. Meet at sign in table.
Equipment: Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, large shovel and clothes that can get
dirty. Bring your own lunch and water. We will break for lunch around noon.
Registration: Volunteers must register
by June 8 (space limited to 40 volunteers).
To register or for questions, contact Peggy
Perry, Program Director of Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at 410-668-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org .