Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive and non-native plant species from the Spa Creek area around the Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd. Student teams from the Green Summer Works (GSW) program along with the Annapolis READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) program will be working along with volunteers to lend their support, tools and talent.
There are many tasks around the museum grounds as well.
Work will begin around 9 am and finish by 3 or 4 pm. The primary area of work will be the stormwater eroded ravine behind the museum. SCC is in the final stages of permitting the channel restoration project over the next six months. It’s critical we get the area cleaned up.
Priorities will focus on:
1.) Clip (and remove if possible) all vines (especially English Ivy) that are growing up into the trees. All trees throughout the site. Need pruners and/or loppers.
2.) Cut stems to ground and dig up stumps of Multiflora Rose. Starting at the parking lot/museum building and working towards and across the ravine. Need pruners and/or loppers and pointed shovels.
3.) Remove English Ivy growing on the ground. Starting at the parking lot/museum building and working towards and across the ravine. Can be done by hand, but I have also found that a pitch fork works really well.
Other minor tasks would be picking up the trash that is scattered throughout and cleaning up the dead fall (need hand saws and loppers) to make it easier to walk around the site.
For questions or to volunteer email Mel Wilkins or call him at 410-271-5546