Tree planting could help restore creek

March 27, 1998

Volunteers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Cub Scouts and other individuals plan to spend Sunday afternoon planting cuttings that they hope will grow into trees along Little Pipe Creek in Union Bridge.

The planting is part of a state-sponsored rehabilitation and wetland restoration to reduce flooding that periodically sends Little Pipe Creek over its banks.

Volunteers will plant cuttings from willows that will root in eight months to a year "as long as the stream doesn't wash them away," said Jennifer Hicks, habitat restoration trainer for the foundation.

Hicks and the foundation's Baysaver volunteers from across the state are working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Conservation Corps on the Little Pipe Creek tree planting.

Volunteers will meet at Myers' IGA on Route 75 at 1 p.m. Sunday to work until 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Hicks at 410-268-8816 or by e-mail at

Fish fry will benefit survivors of car accident

Knights of Columbus Council No. 11631 will hold a fish fry from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today to assist the Keosombath family of Taneytown.

The parents of the Laotian-American family were killed in an accident Feb. 4 on Route 140 in Westminster. Two sisters have faced massive rehabilitation after the accident; and two other young-adult children also survived.

While the Carroll community and Laotians on the East Coast have responded with generosity, the family has some immediate financial needs.

The dinner will be held at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church parish hall on Frederick Street in Taneytown. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children age 11 and younger. Information: 410-751-1712.

Pub Date: 3/27/98

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