Riparian Restoration - Antietam Creek Watershed

Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Washington County


Join CBF Earth Day weekend to plant trees in Washington County!

CBF has been working on Farm Stewardship projects in the Antietam Creek watershed for over 15 years, fencing cattle out of streams and restoring streamside forest buffers. Orcino Farms is converting over 100 acres of cornfields to permanent pasture to establish a rotational grazing operation for beef cattle. The water well, water troughs, and cattle stream exclusion fencing are under construction.

CBF and volunteers planted over 2,000 trees on 10 acres along the Little Antietam in the fall and spring of 2017. Come help us on Earth Day weekend with the final stage of restoring the floodplain by planting 1,000 native trees and shrubs.

This project is part of CBF's partnership with WGL Energy and Sterling Planet to sequester carbon through restoring forested stream buffers and converting cornfields to rotationally grazed pastures. Project Partners include the Washington County Soil Conservation District, Antietam- Conococheague Watershed Alliance, the Antietam Fly Fishers and Hood College.

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