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Winter 2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is required for all programs - register online!


Become part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be working at either Leight Park or Bosely Conservancy. In case of frozen ground or snow accumulation, Invasinators will not meet.

Dates: Sun., January 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sun., February 10 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Ages: 14 - adult

Plankton Monitoring Studies

Our plankton citizen science project is a great opportunity for science-minded individuals to contribute to monitoring and research at the Center. Help is needed with collection, identification, and analysis of plankton samples. Interested individuals should contact the Center for introductory training.

Dates: Every Wednesday in December, January and February except 12/26)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ages: Adults

Grasses to the Masses Workshop

Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses. In this free workshop for volunteers, you will be given instruction, equipment, and plant material to grow SAV in your home.  Then join us this spring to plant the SAV in Otter Point Creek.   No experience necessary.

Training Date:  Sunday, February 10                 
Time:   3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
Planting Day:  Sun., May 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages:  6 - Adult, under 16 w/adult



Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.


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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688