Second Annual Wade-In
June 7, 2003
Come join us to see how far into Weems Creek we can go and still see our feet! This fun, less-than-scientific wade-in will be repeated at all of the Annapolis creeks. After getting our reading at Weems Creek, we’ll meet other waders at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport to compare numbers.
Burnell Vincent, Gretchen Clift, Steve Carr, Eileen McLellan, and Corinne Reed-Miller at the Wade in on June 8, 2002.
Volunteers needed to help restore Spa Creek shoreline during workshop in Truxtun Park on
Saturday, June 7, from 2 - 5 p.m.
Sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Foundation, City of Annapolis, and the Annapolis Environmental Commission
Volunteers are needed to help correct a severe urban watershed runoff situation along Spa Creek in Truxtun Park during a restoration event on Saturday, June 7, from 2-5 p.m. Volunteers will join representatives from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Severn River Association, the City of Annapolis and other environmental partners to restore 1,500 linear feet of Spa Creek shoreline and plant marsh grasses in the city-owned public park. The event is part of the 3rd annual, hands-on restoration workshop for shoreline landowners. Participants will also learn about shoreline restoration design and permitting requirements. A listing of native plant nurseries and restoration material suppliers will be distributed. The Spa Creek restoration project also will serve as a much-needed demonstration project for other waterfront property owners who want to secure their shorelines, while enhancing habitat and water quality.
Designed and created by CBF’s Maryland Restoration Scientist, Rob Schnabel, the newly created marsh at Truxtun Park will continue to improve the water quality and wildlife habitat by catching sediment and filtering nutrients and serving as food and cover for wildlife. In March, during the first phase of the project volunteers, including the Maryland Conservation Corps and Americorps, stabilized the shoreline using coconut fiber logs, also called biologs. In just two days, the volunteers installed 75, 20-foot-long, 300-pound logs, anchored them to the shoreline with hardwood stakes, and then tied them down with rope. By June, the logs will have trapped enough sediment from the 35-foot, steep eroding banks to prepare the area for planting with marsh grasses and native shrubs. Over time, the logs will biodegrade, leaving behind a vegetated marsh to protect the eroded bank and provide fish and wildlife habitat.
The City of Annapolis received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and is partnering with CBF, the Severn River Association and four other organizations to complete the project.
Help plant 1,500 linear feet of shoreline and learn how to install coconut fiber logs properly. This is a hands-on and “wet feet” workshop for anyone who wants to learn Bay-friendly shoreline restoration techniques. We’ll plant marsh grasses and shrubs and visit the newly constructed restoration project on-site. Design and permitting processes will also be covered. Wear old clothes and tie shoes that can get wet and muddy. All equipment and refreshments provided.
Please contact Marcy Damon at (443) 482-2156 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for further information.