We are looking for Earth stewards, age 18+, to participate in our new Stream Watch/Adopt-a-Stream program. You simply attend this training, then agree to clean your adopted stream 2x a year, send us your trash data form, and watch for stream hazards. Its that simple! Great for families, neighborhoods, scouts, churches or school groups.
This training will include a power point presentation and information on stream health parameters. Depending on weather, we may conduct a stream side training as well. Workshop participants will learn about the Gunpowder watershed, the challenges it faces, and how we can help County agencies protect and improve our local streams.
Topics will include how to safely remove trash from the stream, how to properly identify problems such as sewer breaks and illicit discharges, who to contact to report such problems, and how to determine the health of a stream by identifying the creatures that live within it.
Equipment: Bring water bottle, notebook and pen.
Contact: Workshop space is limited to 20 volunteers, so please sign up soon! To register or if you have any questions, please contact Peggy Perry, Program
Director of Education and Restoration for GVC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-668-0118.
Directions: Take 695 to Exit 29 A-Cromwell Bridge Rd. At end of ramp, turn left onto Cromwell Bridge Rd.(east). Go 1 mile beyond Loch Raven High School. Turn left into the Sherwood Farm entrance at the Cromwell Valley Park/Sherwood Farm sign. Cross the bridge and bear right at the Recreation and Parks sign. Continue on driveway to the gravel parking area next to the Sherwood House (stone mansion). Enter in the second door on the left.