Pennsylvania Live Staking Collection Volunteer Opportunities

  • Friday, March 8, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –  Hassenplug Bridge, Mifflinburg. PA
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  Hassenplug Bridge, Mifflinburg, PA
  • Friday, March 15, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –  Hassenplug Bridge, Mifflinburg, PA
  • Sunday, March 17, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  Selinsgrove, PA
  • Friday, March 22, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –  Union/ Snyder County Area, PA
  • Saturday, March 23, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Union/ Snyder County Area, PA
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Lycoming, PA

Live stakes are branch cuttings from wetland tree and shrub species that can be planted into the ground alongside streams, they root readily and eventually grow into viable and successful trees. These live stake plantings help to stabilize the streambanks to stop sediment from eroding into the waterways as well as filter nutrients and other pollution from upslope runoff. They also provide food and shade to the water and the organisms that live there, such macroinvertebrates or fish. Live stakes are especially great because the methods that we use are super simple and super low cost.

Chesapeake Conservancy will be collecting and planting these live stakes through a series of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Come out and join our team to help protect and restore our Pennsylvania streams. Exact coordinates for meeting locations are in the registration link and will be communicated to volunteers.

Register here.

Avian Icons of the Chesapeake Webinar

Thursday, March 7, 2024; 12:00PM

For years, audiences around the country have enjoyed the featured birds on our webcams. In this special webinar, guest Dr. Celis-Murillo will be sharing in-depth information on the lifecycle and value of these species to the Chesapeake. In addition, he will be discussing the vital role of the US Bird Banding Lab in tracking and protecting thousands of species across the country.

With Special Guest

Antonio Celis-Murillo, Ph.D.

Chief, U.S. Geological Survey Bird Banding Lab

Register here

Explore Your Chesapeake Hiking Series: Tilghman Island

Saturday, March 9, 2024. 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

4878 Black Walnut Point Rd. Tilghman Island, MD

Join us for a casual hike, exploring the south side of Tilghman Island to enjoy this wonderful location and observe current erosion mitigation effort being conducted by other partners.

Register here.