They say many hands make light work. That was certainly the case yesterday morning as nearly 40 volunteers gathered to plant 500 trees in 2 hours. Over 20 species of trees were planted on this 2.6 acre section of property along Leibs Creek.

As this young forest grows, it will help stabilize the stream bank, create shade for the creek, regulate water flow to the creek during rain storms, and provide habitat for the insects that trout feed on.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who showed up to make this happen. Thanks to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for providing the trees, shelters, supplies, and expertise. Finally, thanks to the White family for allowing this project to happen on your property, and for being such gracious hosts!

Projects like this can’t happen without all of these parties joining forces. Yesterday was a perfect example how it should go and we can’t wait to get to work on the next one!

If you’re interested in participating in further events or own stream side property within the watershed, please visit to learn more and get involved!