Come help CBF plant more than 1,000 trees and shrubs along Israel Creek on a beef cattle farm in Frederick County. The farmer recently installed additional fencing to widen a grass buffer along the stream and volunteers will restore this area to a forested stream buffer. Approximately 5,000 feet of stream banks will be planted resulting is five acres of new riparian buffer. Israel Creek is in the Monocacy River watershed, which flows to the Potomac River then to the Chesapeake Bay.
This is phase 2 of the planting—six acres were planted in the fall of 2016.
The farm is a regenerative grass-based farm, where cattle are rotationally grazed on pastures which help sequester carbon in the soil, helping to remediate climate change.
This project is part of CBF's partnership with WGL Energy and Sterling Planet to sequester carbon through restoring forested stream buffers. The Frederick County Soil Conservation District provided technical assistance on the stream crossings and water troughs for the cows. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided funding for the stream fencing and part of the water troughs. WGL Energy and Sterling Planet provided funding for the plant material.
Registration closes 10/27.