Riparian Buffer Shrub Planting
March 13, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Belle Haven, Virginia
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Nature Conservancy are in need of up to 25 volunteers each day to help plant a riparian shrub buffer as part of the living shoreline demonstration project at Camp Occohannock in Belle Haven, VA on the Eastern Shore.
The project will restore 1000 feet of shoreline through re-grading the bank, creating new tidal salt marsh, and installing low sill walls in the intertidal zone to buffer wave energy. The Conservancy’s intention for this project is to demonstrate living shoreline approaches as a nature-based solution to enhancing coastal resilience in a vulnerable coastal area at a highly visible community location on the Eastern Shore.
Volunteers will be lifting heavy shrubs, digging holes, and planting. Equipment for the project will be provided, and this should be a great opportunity to see first-hand an innovative approach to shoreline restoration as well as experience a beautiful area of our state.
Volunteers are needed for the following dates, exact times TBD:
- Thursday, March 13
- Morning workshop about living shorelines
- Afternoon riparian buffer planting
- Friday, March 14
- Riparian buffer planting
- Saturday, March 15
- Complete riparian buffer planting, likely mid-day
If interested, contact Jen Dalke, volunteer program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-951-0572 (w) or 540-335-1302 (c). More details will be provided soon.