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Trail Maintenance – CANCELLED
May 19 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Spend a day improving local hiking trails. Learn how you can reduce the impact of invasive plants on wildlife.
Do you enjoy being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Then join us for this hands-on learning experience on the proper techniques of trail maintenance and invasive plant removal.
Volunteers will learn how to install rolling grade dips to prevent sediment erosion and improve water quality. We will also discuss common invasive plants that interfere with the health of our forests, methods for removal, and then plant native plants that benefit local wildlife.
Advanced registration required by May 17. Space limited to 30 volunteers. Appropriate for ages 12+.
Who: No experience is necessary! Community service hours are welcome. Participants must be ages 12 and up. Great opportunity for students, REI employees, scouts, community residents and trail users.
When: Please arrive by 9:15 am to sign in/register. We will start the workshop at 9:30 am sharp.
Where: Loch Raven Reservoir. From 695, take exit 27 –Dulaney Valley Rd. north. Follow for about 3 miles and cross the Dulaney Valley Bridge at the reservoir. Bear right at the light just after the bridge to stay on Dulaney Valley Rd. and go about 2 miles to the T intersection where former Pearce’s Landing building is on the left. Continue straight onto Loch Raven Drive. You will go about 1 mile, pass the next T intersection at Morgan Mill Rd., and stop at the Pines area just before the reservoir bridge. Park on the water side of road on the right. Meet at Trail Maintenance sign in table. Then ask for a parking pass for your dash board at sign in table.
What to bring: Remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat, gloves, and clothes that can get dirty. Bring your own lunch and water. We will break for lunch around noon.
Volunteer Groups: Large groups should directly contact Peggy Perry, Program Director of Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, by email or at (410) 692-0468.
This FREE event is made possible by a conservation grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), 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).