South River Federation, Local Schools Team Up to Restore River

Two local schools join forces with the South River Federation to restore the South River

Back in September, the South River Federation finished construction on a large scale headwaters wetland restoration project at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.   To put the final touches on the project, we teamed up with two local schools: Davidsonville Elementary Green Club and St. Andrews UM Day School 5th graders.

On November 9th and 13th, the two groups put in a lot of hardwork at Homestead Gardens. All of them deserve a gold star for a job well done! At the end of the day, they helped plant over 350 plants around the new Homestead Gardens Wetland Restoration site! We were thrilled with how much they accomplished!

Not only did they plant trees and shrubs, but also they helped provide habitat for the critters that will make this site their home. The plants chosen for this project have high value to the wildlife in the area. Additionally, the plants will take up the pollutants from the water and use them as fertilizer.

One of the last activities of the day for the St. Andrews group, was throwing sticks into the water. That's right, we asked kids to throw sticks! The sticks, logs, trees, and stumps provide resting places and habitat for birds, amphibians, and other wildlife. The 5th graders of St. Andrews did important work and we cannot thank you enough for your help!

On behalf of the South River Federation, a big thank you goes out to the 5th Graders of St. Andrews United Methodist Day School, Davidsonville Elementary Green Club, and Vocelli’s of Edgewater for donating pizza.

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