Riparian Buffer Planting - Monocacy River Watershed (Israel Creek) CANCELED

Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Frederick County

This event has been canceled.

Come help CBF plant over 1,000 trees and shrubs along Israel Creek on a beef cattle farm in Frederick County to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day!

The farmer has 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 in five acres of new riparian buffer. This is phase three of the planting. Six acres were planted in the fall of 2016 and five acres were planted in the fall of 2017.

The farm is a regenerative grass-based farm, where sheep are rotationally grazed on pastures. This helps sequester carbon in the soil, which helps to remediate climate change. Israel Creek is in the Monocacy River watershed which flows to the Potomac River and then to the Chesapeake Bay.

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 livestock. 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.

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