Help Newly Planted Trees Grow Into Healthy Forests!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration organization, is seeking individuals and volunteer groups to spend several hours making our reforestation projects a success.

Tree Maintenance involves removing invasive plants, checking planted trees to see if the shelter needs to be removed and removing if necessary, digging out the planting tube, and making sure the plant is upright. Community service learning hours available. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old.

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When: Saturday June 8, 2019 from 10 am  – 1 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early so you can sign in and receive tools.

What to bring: Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes (boots are best). Bring a hat and a filled water bottle.

Directions: Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Center (12301 Dulaney Valley Road, Phoenix, MD 21131). There is a big brown sign at the entrance road with their name on it. After you turn down the entrance road, look for a black Prius parked on the left side. Turn around and park on the grass off the road behind the Prius or other cars parked. Do NOT go through the green metal gate all the way to the Skeet and Trap Center even if the GPS leads you there.

Questions? Contact Kim Peabody, Tree Maintenance Coordinator, by email or at 410-570-9850.

Interested but can’t make this volunteer event? The GVC will offer Tree Maintenance events most weekends throughout the summer. Visit our full calendar of events for additional dates.