Forest Buffer Restoration
Did you know forested streamside buffers (a.k.a. "riparian buffers") have been scientifically proven to be the most effective and least costly best management practice for preventing pollution of our rivers and streams? Help us restore these valuable resources.
Monocacy River Watershed
April 7, 2018 Rescheduled due to weather April 14, 2018 Cancelled
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Frederick County, MD
Come help CBF plant over 1,000 trees and shrubs along Linganore Creek on a beef cattle farm in Frederick County. The farmer is in the process of fencing cattle from the stream and volunteers will restore this area to a forested stream buffer. Approximately 3,000 feet of stream banks will be planted resulting is five acres of new riparian buffer.
The farm is in the process of converting to a regenerative grass-based farm where cattle are rotationally grazed on pastures. This helps sequester carbon in the soil, which in turn contributes to remediating climate change and improving water quality.
Linganore 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 fencing and pasture establishment. 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.
Antietam Creek Watershed
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 streamside 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 2,000 trees on 10 acres along Little Antietam in the spring and fall 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.
Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed
Come help CBF plant 700 trees in the Prettyboy Reservoir watershed. CBF has worked with Holly Springs Nature Conservancy planting over 15 acres along Compass Run, a tributary to the reservoir that is a cold water fishery. This stream system supports brook trout, a fish species that is rapidly losing its’ habitat due to climate change. This reforestation project is the next phase of restoring this fishery.
This project is part of CBF's partnership with WGL Energy and Sterling Planet to sequester carbon through reforestation.