Students for tree planting Saturday Oct 13th

Hi, ES folks –

            See this nifty activity (below).  Rob is a great guy, and the work is interesting!  Good networking opportunity, too.

            Take care! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Rob Schnabel – ext. 2175 []
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 9:33 AM
To: (; Salma Monani; (; Rutherford Platt; Sarah Principato
Cc: John Commito; Carmera Thomas
Subject: Students for tree planting Saturday Oct 13th

Hello Gettysburg College Folks-

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is having a large tree planting this Saturday in Westminster, MD and we are looking for more volunteers.  It is about a 35 minute drive south from Gettysburg.

Can you please forward this on to other individuals and clubs that you think might want to participate?

Thank you!


Saturday, October 13th

9:00am – 1:00pm

Westminster, Carroll County, MD

This project is on a farm that is in a permanent agricultural easement located on Little Pipe Creek a tributary to the Monocacy River.  The farmer is the head of the County Agriculture Preservation program and has recently fenced the cattle out of the stream and installed an off-stream water trough for the cattle.  Volunteers will plant over 900 trees and shrubs to restore 2,500 feet of stream and a 5 acre riparian buffer.  Partners include the Carroll County Soil Conservation District, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

This event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress for the weather, refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Contact Carmera Thomas,

Rob Schnabel

Watershed Restoration Scientist /

Chesapeake Streams Manager


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."

                                  Margaret Mead

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21403