Yellow Breeches Riparian Buffer Maintenance
In the fall of 2018, a forested riparian buffer (FRB) was planted along sections of the Yellow Breeches Creek in New Cumberland Borough Park. The project was supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership.
A recent visual assessment of the area has identified several areas where maintenance of the FRB area is necessary for visual attractiveness, plant health, and functionality. In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the New Cumberland Collective and volunteers will help with light maintenance and upkeep of the plantings in the riparian buffer.
Equipment and Supplies
All necessary equipment and supplies will be supplied by PACBF, including replacement tree/shrubs based on availability.
PACBF staff and volunteers will remove all refuse from the site and properly dispose or recycle all materials, including woody debris from any dead tree/shrubs.
Safety and liability
PACBF prioritizes the safety of our staff and volunteers. To help ensure that everyone has a positive experience:
• A PACBF staff member with the Wilderness Safety Council’s Wilderness First Aid certification will be in attendance.
• All volunteers will be required to complete CBF’s Volunteer Health & Information Form prior to or at the day of the event. A copy of the form is available upon request.
• Prior to initiating maintenance activities, PACBF staff will instruct volunteers on how to safely conduct the maintenance activities.