Location: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) – Beltsville, MD
Type of Buffer: Agricultural
Submitted by: Laura Connelly & Larry Quarrick
Scope of Work: 150 foot wide no mow zone re-established a natural vegetation community along the middle Paint Branch stream thought the BARC property
Partners: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (Prince George’s County Dept. of Parks & Recreation), Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Outcome: BARC benefited by reducing mowing costs and the re-establishment of the tree buffer resulted in improved water quality and a reduction of sediment transport and temperature.
Participants of the CCLC Maryland Field Day got to see this project!
This post Is part of the first annual CCLC Riparian Buffer Month.
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