Stream Watch Program
WANTED A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERSThe Patapsco Heritage Greenway is searching for volunteers for the stream watch program for the Patapsco River Valley. Adult volunteers and families are needed that live, work or play close to streams that flow into the Patapsco River, especially in Baltimore and Howard Counties. Volunteers are needed as cleaners, walkers or watchers for a short stretch of a stream.
CLEANER volunteers remove trash from their adopted section in and around their section of the stream on a quarterly basis. Cleanups can be on an individual basis or arranged for a group cleanup with other volunteers.
WALKER volunteers regularly walk their section of the stream and "check in" to report any problems or the amount and type of trash removed and information on the health of the stream and stream bank (visible wildlife, erosion, trash, or other environmental concerns).
WATCHER volunteers that are both cleaners and walkers of their section of the stream and collect specific information on any damage, pollution and/or potential restoration opportunities observed within the stream or stream bank. They "check in" to report any problems or the amount and type of trash removed.
Free stream watcher training workshops are available in early spring and fall. Click Event Calendar for current calendar of events.
See Baltimore Sun video titled "Volunteers plant trees at Patapsco State Park land off of Foxhall Farm Road in Catonsville on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is planting about 50 new trees in the park."
See Baltimore Sun article on July 13, 2015 titled "Volunteers keep watch on waterways in Catonsville and Arbutus areas"
See Google Map of cleanups and tree plantings conducted by PHG 2005-2014.
To see photos of past volunteers in action, click here to go to photo album.
For questions or more information about PHG's Stream Water Program, contact Betsy McMillion at 410-480-0824 or e-mail PatapscoFriend@gmail.com.
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