Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to plant up to 14,000 native plants to create a “living shoreline” at Ferry Point Park in Chester.
Living shorelines are a creative and proven approach to protecting shorelines from erosion and filtering polluted runoff from the land. The technique consists of planting native wetland plants, shrubs, and sometimes trees at various points along the tidal water line. Unlike conventional bulkheads, they mimic nature, providing both erosion protection and animal habitat.
There is no fee, but volunteers are asked to register by contacting Carmera Thomas at MDRestoration@cbf.org. Ferry Point Park is 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester. Directions: Rt. 50/301 exit 41 to Piney Narrows Road.
This project was made possible through these participating partners: Maryland Department of Natural Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District), US Fish & Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Queen Anne’s County Parks & Recreation, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Delmarva RC & D Council, Inc.