The Potomac Conservancy is hosting a “Growing Native” event at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge on September 24, and they need your help!
According to a release, at 10 a.m. volunteers of all ages are welcome to assist with collecting native tree seeds in the park.
“These seeds will go to local nurseries that grow trees for reforesting efforts across the region. Not only will you be creating forests for tomorrow, you will also learn more about the important connection between healthy, forested lands and clean waters,” stated a release.
September 24 also happens to be National Public Lands Fay, which is the largest volunteer effort for public lands, stated a release.
According to a release, more than 75,000 volunteers across the country will be doing public lands work that same day. Following the seed gathering there will be a picnic lunch.
What you need:
Sharp nut-spotting eyes
What we provide:
Everything else! All tools, drinking water, and supplies will be provided by Potomac Conservancy and Leesylvania State Park.
When and how to get there:
We will meet at Pavillion 1 between 9:30 and 10:00 to check-in. It is important that you arrive on time so that we can get started with instructions and a brief Tree-ID lesson at 10 a.m. When you get to the gates, please tell the ranger that you are volunteering. Rangers will provide you with a map and directions to Pavillion 1.
Leesylvania State Park is in the southeastern part of Prince William County, about 25 miles from Washington, DC, and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156, then go east on Dale Blvd. to US 1, Jefferson Davis Hwy.Turn right on Jefferson Davis Hwy., and then turn left onto Neabsco Rd. (East Route 610) for about two miles.
Tell the ranger at the gate that you are there for the volunteer event for free admission!
Group of 5 or more?
Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!