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.
Jones Falls Watershed
Come help CBF plant more than 800 trees and shrubs along a tributary to the Jones Falls as part of our Farm Stewardship program. The Jones Falls flows through Baltimore City and into the Patapsco River, ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay. The planting area is currently planted in row crops and will be restored to a forested stream buffer. Approximately 2,500 feet of stream bank will be planted, resulting in four acres of new riparian buffer.
This project will help reduce soil erosion, reduce downstream flooding, and sequester carbon to help with climate change.
This project is part of CBF’s partnership with WGL Energy and Sterling Planet to sequester carbon through restoring forested stream buffers. The Department of Natural Resources and Baltimore County Soil Conservation District provided technical assistance on this project. WGL Energy and Sterling Planet provided funding for the plant material.
Chester River Watershed
Help CBF restore wetland habitat on a Kent County farm as part of our Farm Stewardship program! Volunteers will be planting small wetland shrubs and grasses at the Harry C. Green Wildlife Preserve. This project will help reduce soil erosion, reduce downstream flooding, and sequester carbon to help with climate change. No experience is necessary and all supplies are provided. Families, children accompanied by an adult, and groups are all welcome.