CBF has been working on farm stewardship projects in the Antietam Creek watershed for more than 15 years, fencing cattle out of streams and restoring stream side forest buffers. Orcino Farms is one of those projects. The farm 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 more than 1,200 trees on six acres along Little Antietam in the spring. Come help us with the final stages of restoring the floodplain by planting 1,000 native trees and shrubs.
Project Partners include the Washington County Soil Conservation District, Antietam- Conococheague Watershed Alliance, the Antietam Fly Fishers and Hood College.