Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
>> RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 5, 2014! <<
So, are you tired of winter? Getting itchy with some cabin fever? Having visions of digging into the Earth and leaving a wonderful legacy that will last longer than your lifetime? Want to shed some winter sluggishness, breathe some fresh air and get some sweat equity going? Well come on out for Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF's) Spring 2014 riparian buffer planting on Saturday March 29th!
Just a few miles west of Luray, near the eastern foot of mighty Massanutten Mountain, in the South Fork of the Shenandoah River’s Page Valley lies a beautiful farm that is looking to get a bit of a makeover. This old cattle farm, known historically as EMJ Farm, has Big Run running right through the heart of it, and we are going to plant hundreds of trees and shrub saplings and live stakes on 3 acres of it to enhance the quality of water in Big Run as it moves through EMJ Farm.
The event will start at 8:30am at the farm, and given the ~hour it will take to get there, we'll have to meet at 7:00am. I can drive, but depending on how many people sign up, we'll likely need other drivers.
CBF will provide tools, gloves, water, and snacks. All you need to provide is a smile and a readiness to do some good and work putting these native trees and shrubs into the ground along both sides of the Big Run. It always feels very good to kick off your Springtime by helping us help this producer make their land and waters a better place for generations to come.
Wear layered jackets, long pants and sturdy shoes that will get wet and muddy. Light refreshments will be provided.
Since Outdoors@UVa covers $5 (per person) for food for service trips, I will be sure to bring something suitable for lunch for trip attendees. The club also pays for gas.
> layers, sturdy boots
> water! (~2L)
> Gas money + tip
> $5 towards lunch food (should be sufficient)
Sign up deadline is midnight Thursday so I can get back to CBF with an estimate for attendance.