Group to plant donated shrubs, trees next month

March 01, 2001|By Jamie Manfuso | Jamie Manfuso,SUN STAFF

The Friends of Carroll County Streams expects to receive a donation of 1,000 trees and shrubs for its first restoration project, tree planting along a tributary of the south branch of the Patapsco River on April 7.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has pledged 800 trees and shrubs - worth $6,000 - for the stream-bank reforestation project on a 300-acre state-owned tract off Hoods Mill Road near Sykesville. The Department of Natural Resources will contribute 200 trees, the group said.

Sher Horosko, one of the group's co-founders, said state agencies and environmental organizations have been eager to work with the group since it formed two months ago.

"It's tremendous that they're doing this because we could never afford to do this ourselves," she said. The group, which has 40 members, needs volunteers to help plant trees and shrubs on the site, she said.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. today at Bear Branch Nature Center. Rob Northrop of DNR will discuss stream-bank restoration.

The nature center is at 300 John Owings Road, off Route 97 North. Information: 410-848-8015.

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