Like planting forests for the future?
A healthy tree canopy is essential for maintaining clear, vibrant waterways. Tree roots anchor soil as well as filter and slow down storm water runoff, and tree leaves provide the shade needed to cool down water temperatures for fish, crabs and aquatic life.
During the Clear Creeks Project’s first three years, volunteers planted some 1,400 trees in Bird River, Middle River and Tidal Gunpowder parks with plans to plant an additional 700 in the next two years. Appropriate for ages eight and up, planting trees lets communities grow a green future together.
Clear Creeks Project's Tree Plantings in the News!
"Volunteers in Perry Hall plant trees to improve water quality and benefit fish and wildlife"
by Darcy Herman, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy website, April 2017
On Saturday, April 15, 38 volunteers gathered near a woodlot in Perry Hall on a clear, chilly morning. Their mission? To help plant 100 native trees and shrubs on the grounds of the Maryland State Game and Fish Protective Association (MSGFPA), a Baltimore County conservation club. The tree planting event is part of the MSGFPA Bay-Wise Project, a 2017 Gunpowder Valley Conservancy Clear Creeks initiative that seeks to engage MSGFPA members, Girl and Boy Scouts, Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club members, and other MSGFPA users and neighbors in restoring water quality and protecting fish and wildlife through a range of stormwater best management practices—tree planting among them.
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“Clear Creeks tree planting at Gunpowder Falls State Park”
by Christine Potts
The Avenue News
Web: 4.8.14; 10:15 am, updated 4.8.14; 7:18 pm
| "We’re tree huggers!” asserted Bowleys Quarters resident Ron Walper. Vice president of the Bowleys Quarters Community Association, Walper and his wife Janet Walper will join a host of volunteers on Saturday, April 26, to help plant 250 trees at Gunpowder Falls State Park in the Hammerman Area.
The tree planting is sponsored by Clear Creeks: Our Water, Our Heritage, Our Pride, a community-based, grant-funded initiative that helps answer residents’ desire for improved water clarity in the creeks and rivers of the Middle River and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds.
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