A small yellow blossom with a red center dangles from a delicate stem. An open marsh wetland is visible in the background.
Sensitive Joint Vetch Cumberland Marsh is home to the world's largest population of the rare sensitive joint-vetch. © Shaina Huynh / TNC

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Tree Tube Removal


Your help is needed to free trees from tree tubes at our Cumberland Marsh Preserve. We are looking for volunteers who will be split into several smaller groups in order to cover the whole area and stay socially-distanced.

The Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (VARTF) planted buffer trees at the preserve over 10 years ago as part of a stream and wetland restoration project, and it is now time to remove all remaining tree tubes from the site.

For more information or to sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org.

Volunteers must read and sign our COVID field guidelines and health screening questions. Guidelines include having a mask readily accessible if working less than 6' apart, bringing hand sanitizer and confirming you have health insurance.