about south river federation

Thank you to the Girl Scouts that came out to help us plant the "Upper Gulley" at Camp Woodlands. Anne Arundel County is starting on the more intensive restoration of the lower gulley but thanks to a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the County's Watershed Protection and Restoration Program, the Federation restored the upper portion of the gully in late 2015. Both projects together will address a significant point source for Broad Creek on the South River, our 2nd most polluted tributary. The girls helped advocate for the initial support and funding of the project. They also came out and helped us plant the newly constructed sand and gravel step pools with wonderful herbaceous plants such as lizard tongue, bullrush, and Jack-in-the-pulpit.

We were under the gun, with an unexpected late freeze forcast for the following night, so had to get all the plants in the ground. Our super volunteers, Annie Fuller and Chris Gordon also joined the planting crew and we were able to finish just in the nick of time! A journalist from the Chesapeake Bay Program came out and did a photo essay as well! See Will Parson's photos here.