Coronavirus Time and Nature

  • Host an individual clean-up, which is just what it sounds like: you and family members getting some daily exercise with a pair of gloves, a trash bag, and whatever patch of the Corsica watershed means the most to you. One local group, Help Clean Up Our Earth, is holding socially distanced and appropriately masked events with pick-ups by the county.  Send an email to helpcleanupourearth@gmail.com to be notified of their future events or to suggest an area in need of cleaning up.  You can also gather and deposit glass, paper, cardboard, cans, and plastic bottle recyclables in our Queen Anne’s County igloos. For locations, visit https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/742/Midshore-Recycling-Guide-PDF?bidId=
  • The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting virtual tours of Maryland state parks on it’s YouTube channel.  Check out corn snakes in Tuckahoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di18qrhsF4c and an overview of the Harriet Tubman museum in Cambridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYRuLlJ89E
  • The Natural Historical Society of Maryland has a series of free and low cost seminars on geology, reptiles, crabs,shells, and other facets of the natural world that can be found in our watershed.  For more information, see https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/

Recreation

Lawn and Garden

Recognizing and Managing Invasives

The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in their introduction to Invasive Plants in the Mid-Atlantic region, explain that invasive species and habitat destruction, intensified by global climate change, are running neck-in-neck as the leading causes of environmental despoliation and loss of biological diversity worldwide. Many of the species contained in their guide are found in the Corsica watershed. Preserving remaining intact natural habitats, reestablishing native plants, managing overabundant white tailed deer populations and restoring natural hydrologic and other
conditions are some steps we can take to mend degraded lands. The guide contains photos of a number of commonly found invasive species and includes ways to manage and hopefully, avoid their spread. See https://www.invasive.org/eastern/midatlantic/

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Agricultural Conservation

Water Quality

Trash

 

Stormwater Management