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spring 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is required for all programs - call to register 410-612-1688!

30th Annual Marsh Clean-Up at the Bosely Conservancy

Pre-registration required! (Marsh Clean Up is full - call to be added to wait list if interested)

The Bosely Conservancy is part of the Otter Point Creek Component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve - Maryland. Join members of the Izaak Walton League and volunteers with Harford County Parks & Recreation and the Chesapeake Bay Reserve to keep our marsh beautiful!

What: Help us clean up the beautiful Otter Point Creek Marsh - part of the Winters Run Watershed

When: Saturday, March 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Where: Meet at the end of Perry Ave. in Edgewood at the entrance to the Bosely Conservancy. Call for directions or visit

Who: Ages 8 to adult, under 13 with adult. Great for community service and student service learning.

Bring: Wear old shoes/boots and gloves.

Register: Call 410-612-1688. 


Become part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.

Dates:   Sun., March 21

Time:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Ages: 14 - adult

Marsh Bloom Time Monitoring Training

We seek to train and schedule volunteers to assist with the Marsh Plant Phenology Monitoring Trail. Learn how tracking timing of plant life stages helps us study climate change effects, using worldwide databases. Volunteers must be able to safely and comfortably paddle a canoe - all monitoring by boat.

Dates:   Sun., March 21

Time:  3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Ages: 14 - adult



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