Volunteer Project: TNC Red Spruce Planting
Red Spruce (Picea rubens) once covered thousands of acres in western Maryland before logging and burning at the turn of the last century drastically reduced its range. Join us as we replant several thousand red spruce seedlings “rescued” from a gas pipeline right-of-way. This planting will accelerate restoration of forest cover and regeneration of red spruce. It will improve habitat quality for rare plants and animals by restoring natural vegetation and ecological processes, and improve hydrology and local climate, reducing erosion and increasing percolation of water into the underlying bedrock. Pretty good payoff for a spring day spent in a beautiful place! Bring lunch & water, work gloves, sturdy boots, rain gear, and dress in layers, as it may start off cool, but warm up throughout the day. For more information or to sign-up, contact Deborah Landau at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bridget Moynihan at email@example.com You can also register online here.
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