April 13: Volunteer Tree Planting, Antietam Meadows, a community
natural area park located in Waynesboro, 9AM-12:00PM. The
Antietam Watershed Association in partnership with Washington
Township are working to successfully establish an 11-acre buffer plant-
ing on the Antietam Creek. Come and learn from professional service
foresters on how to plant trees, what trees are well suited for stream-
side plantings, and get your hands dirty! We will be planting over 800
trees at the site. For more information, contact Kate Austin at
804/780-1392 or email@example.com.
Events Around the Watershed
April 20: Conewago Earth Day Celebration, Aberdeen Mills, 2405
Mill Road, Elizabethtown, 9AM-12:00PM. A number of fun outdoor
activities will be offered. Volunteers can help monitor the Conewago to
evaluate its health by participating in fish and stream sampling for
aquatic insects. Other activities offered are a guided wildflower hike
through the woods, native meadow planting, tours of the Mill, and potting native trees and shrubs. Drinks and snacks will be on hand and
each family in attendance can take home a free native tree or shrub.
To learn more, visit http://conewagocreek.net. u For more information about upcoming events in Pennsylvania, visit
April 18 Book Discussion at Talbot County Free Library, 100 West
Dover Street, Easton, 6:00PM-8:00PM. David and Janet Carle, the
authors of the book Travelling the 38th Parallel will lead a book discussion. CBF is hosting in partnership with the library and the Maryland
Humanities Council. For more information, contact CBF at 410/543-
1999 or the Talbot County Free Library at 410/822-1626.
April 28: Earth, Water, and Faith Festival at the Annapolis Towne
Center, Parole, 2:00PM-5:00PM. Join us at this fun, kid-friendly event
celebrating the connection between faith and care for the environment.
Activities and musical performances will highlight the afternoon. For
more information, visit www.chesapeakeieg.com.
May 18: Wetland Restoration at Hidden Hollow Farm in Leitersburg,
Washington County, 9:00AM-1:00PM. This project will improve water
quality in Antietam Creek and provide excellent wildlife habitat.
Volunteers will plant over 2,000 wetland grasses and 350 native
shrubs to restore a three-acre wetland. Partners include the
Washington County Soil Conservation District, the Maryland Grazers
Network and Sweetbay Conservation, and Maryland Association of
Student Councils, and The Orvis Company, Inc. Funding for this project
was provided through the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Maryland
Department of Natural Resources Landowner Incentive Program.
June 15: Bands in the Sand, CBF’s Merrill Center, Annapolis,
5:00PM-10:30PM. This fun-filled evening at water’s edge brings
together live music, food, and friends every year to support the Bay.
Come join the party! For questions, please contact us at 410/268-
8816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 1: Clean the Bay Day, various sites around Virginia, 9:00AM-
12:00PM. For more information, see page 17.
June 6-August 1: VoiCeS course, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden,
1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico County, 6:00PM–8:30PM. An eight-
week series of evening classes focusing on water quality and steward-
ship, features in-depth sessions taught by Bay experts from CBF and
other regional institutions and organizations. To apply or get more infor-
mation, contact Lori Kersting at 804/780-1392 or e-mail
uFor more information, visit cbf.org/events.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Chesapeake Bay holds more than
18 trillion gallons of water.
That’s the equivalent of 27,000 olympic-sized pools!