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FALL 2019 and winter 2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is required for all programs - register online!


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., November 17
Time: 2 - 4 pm
Ages: 14 - adult

Grasses to the Masses Workshop—NEW FORMAT—No worries about water spills in your home!

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 set up your grow kit IN OUR GREENHOUSE, sign up for maintenance days, and then help plant the grasses in Otter Point Creek in the spring.  No experience necessary.

Date: Sun., February 9, 12:30—2:00 p.m. (Workshop)
Sun., May 17, 3:00—4:30 p.m. (Planting Day)
Ages: 6 - adult, under 16 w/adult

Juvenile Fish Survey and Marsh Bloom Time Monitoring

Ongoing citizen science programs. If you would like to learn about either of these volunteer opportunities, please call the Center at 410-612-1688.



Monday thru 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