Earth Day Tree Planting – FULL
April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Registration is now closed for this event (3/22/21). Please visit our online calendar of events for other environmental stewardship opportunities.
Note: Participants are expected to wear face masks during this event. The event will be held outdoors and adhere to our COVID-19 social distancing policy.
Plant trees for cleaner air and water in Baltimore County!
More than 32,000 trees have been planted throughout the Gunpowder Watershed by enthusiastic volunteers over the past 31 years, and we need YOUR help to plant even more! We are looking for volunteers to plant 75 trees on 1 acre within Loch Raven Reservoir to expand a native hardwood forest and improve the quality of Baltimore area drinking water. Do you like being outside in nature and don’t mind working hard? Join us, and make a difference for future generations.
A maximum of 25 people, including GVC staff and volunteer leaders, will be allowed to participate in this event. We are allowing minors (ages 8 – 17) to attend our events as long as there is one parent/legal guardian per two children in attendance. Adults must sign COVID-19 waiver form.
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (10 am – 1 pm). Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in. This event is rain or shine.
Location: Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center, 12301 Dulaney Valley Road, Phoenix, MD 21131. From I-695, take exit 27 –Dulaney Valley Rd. north. Go a few miles over the Loch Raven Reservoir bridge. Bear right at the light after the bridge. Turn at second right into the Skeet and Trap Center. Go to the end of road to the skeet range, and park in parking lot or on the grass on the right side. Sign in at registration table.
What to bring: Remember to wear boots, pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, gloves, and bring rain gear. Each volunteer will need to bring their own labeled water bottle. Water jugs for refill and packaged snack bars will be provided.
**If you get lost the day of the planting, contact Peg at (443) 415-7969**
Funding for this reforestation project was provided by a grant from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.