Eagle Scout Candidate Trung Vo brought out Troop 904 from Arlington, VA to plant 106 native trees in Magruder Park in Hyattsville, MD. Their effort will cap off our tree and shrub plantings for 2011 at a total of 857, our most ever! Check out the video above for even more detail, and consider joining us to help out at one of our upcoming volunteer events.
By AWS Volunteer Katie Huber
Katie Huber Planting Trees with AWS
**Originally Posted on Katie Huber's blog "D.C. Student Guide to Environmental Action" on October 17, 2011. Check out her blog to see what else she's been up to!**
This Saturday I volunteered with the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) at Magruder Park in Hyattsville, Maryland. I was really excited all week about going to plant trees, yet when my alarm went off at 7:45 am I really wondered why I was doing this to myself. But, I’m so glad I got myself up and out the door. I can honestly say that planting trees with AWS is one of my favorite experiences in DC so far!
This is our first ever video here at the Anacostia Watershed Society! I went with our conservation biologist Jorge to collect seed at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (aka BARC) to collect seeds from the National Plant Materials Center that we will use in revegetating the Anacostia Riparian Meadow Restoration (ARMR) site.
Special thanks to Sara Tangren of Chesapeake Natives for letting us collect the seed and teaching us a little about the plants we harvested.
Stay tuned for many more videos -- from highlights on volunteer opportunities, to DIY & Bay-friendly watershed stewardship activities, to spotlights on the many programs we manage throughout the watershed! Enjoy!
The first round of trees are ready and waiting.
The fall tree planting season is coming into view and we here at AWS are getting ready for it. Now, we still have a little over a month and a half before weather conditions are just right, but the planning stages are already underway.
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