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April 2017 Community Service Opportunities
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:04:21 AM »
APRIL 2017

April 01 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Atlantic White Cedar Planting Nassawango Creek Preserve.  Join the Nature Conservancy and the National Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to restore Atlantic white cedar habitat in the Nassawango Creek Preserve. Volunteers needed to help plant Atlantic White Cedar seedlings in this restored wetland. All participants must pre-register. This planting is part of an ongoing restoration effort through the Aquarium’s Wetland Nursery Program.  This event is rain or shine. Please contact Stephanie Mathias at conserve@aqua.org or 410-576-1014 for registration information and event details.
https://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Apr 1 8:00 AM
Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup.  Clean Bread and Cheese Creek.  2408 Plainfield Road, Dundalk, MD.  Cleanups are a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate.  All ability levels can contribute and assist.
https://www.meetup.com/Bread-and-Cheese-Creek/

April 17 8:00-10:00 AM
Bird Monitoring at Pickering Creek.  Volunteers of all abilities welcome. Two ongoing volunteer Bird monitoring programs at Pickering Creek, third Monday each month.  Join an experienced birder on the 3rd Monday of each month from 8-10am for e-Bird monitoring along the Center’s trails. http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/get-involved/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities


April 21- April 22 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Red Spruce Planting.  Cranesville Swamp Preserve.  Red Spruce (Picea rubens) once covered thousands of acres in western Maryland before logging and wildfires at the turn of the last century drastically reduced its range. 
This planting will accelerate restoration of forest cover and regeneration of red spruce.  It will improve habitat quality for rare plants and animals by restoring natural vegetation and ecological processes, and improve hydrology and local climate, reducing erosion and increasing percolation of water into the underlying bedrock. Bring lunch and water, work gloves, sturdy boots, rain gear, and dress in layers, as it may start off cool, but warm up throughout the day. Cranesville Swamp Preserve is 3.5 hours from DC/Baltimore.  RSVP or for more information, contact Deborah Landau at dlandau@tnc.org. http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/maryland_dc/events/index.htm

April 22 9:00AM-12PM
Gardening Day at Pickering.  Saturday Service Day. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers will be weeding and cleaning out garden beds at the Center. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for Canoe cleaning and volunteer paddle afterwards. http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/get-involved/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities

April 22 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Celebration - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Earth Day Cleanup - Anacostia Watershed Society.  Sites around the Anacostia Watershed in Washington DC, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.  Join the Anacostia Watershed Society and over 2,000 volunteers on Earth Day to clean up our neighborhoods, parks, streams, and the Anacostia River!   All tools and supplies needed will be provided - no need to bring your own gloves unless you have a favorite pair.  Advance registration is required. 
Learn more about our conservation work in DC and our efforts to reduce stormwater runoff in the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2017/

April 29 9:00AM - 12PM
Gardening Day at Pickering Saturday Service Day.Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers will be weeding and cleaning out garden beds at the center. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and stay for Canoe cleaning and volunteer paddle afterwards. http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/get-involved/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities

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Re: April 2017 Community Service Opportunities
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 11:38:52 AM »
April is starting tomorrow, and if anyone has free time, there are two events open, only one of them actually requires pre-registration, the other you can simply show up for. Everything else for April is in the second half of the month. I'm already putting together a list of volunteer opportunities for May, which I will likely be putting up next weekend.

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Re: April 2017 Community Service Opportunities
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 02:36:37 PM »
Hey, if anyone is interested there are continuing cleanups at the Fort McHenry Watershed.  Here is the link:
http://aqua.org/care/conservation-events

Some of you may remember, this is a bird sanctuary created by throwing soil on top of the Ft. McHenry tunnel (895) and planting grass and eventually trees. 

This space is now monitored by a local orinthologist who records which species of migratory birds are resting their each month and reports to the Department of Natural Resources.  This is open to the public on the first Wednesday of every month and is free.  Here is the link:
https://www.nps.gov/fomc/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=345FD3FD-155D-4519-3EBD7418ABA2662A

The other opportunity I mentioned during the Ostara Omen/early Beltaine planning session was the Masonville Cove grass planting.  Unfortunately, the only information I found on their website was from 2013.  It is possible that they don't have this posted yet for 2017.  Here is the link for Masonville Cove with contact info:  http://www.masonvillecove.org/pages/community_programs/community_programs.html

And here is the link to Masonville Cove from the Baltimore Aquarium website:  http://aqua.org/care/conservation-initiatives/masonville-cove

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Re: April 2017 Community Service Opportunities
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 01:38:18 PM »
Thanks! Not sure how I missed those.

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Re: April 2017 Community Service Opportunities
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 01:41:47 PM »
Ah, ok that's why. It looks like some of these are for May. I'll go ahead and create my May page today, I was planning on doing that later this week.