The Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council recognizes October as Riparian Buffer Month. We take the month to build awareness, promote events, and fundraise for training on riparian buffers.  The buffer success stories posted here have been submitted to us by professionals across the watershed.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center – Paint Branch Riparian Buffer

Location: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) – Beltsville, MD Partners Involved: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Type of Buffer: Agricultural Submitted by: Laura Connelly & Larry Quarrick      Project Description: Located in the mid to lower watershed of the Paint Branch stream corridor these…

Sunset Park Buffer

Location: Sunset Park, Londonderry Township, Dauphin County, PA Partners Involved: Greening the Lower Susquehanna, Harrisburg Rugby Football Club, Dauphin County Conservation District Type of Buffer: Community Park Submitted by: Monique Dykman     Sunset Park has a small stream running through the park, and has recently become home to the The Harrisburg Rugby Football Club.…

Stream and Trail Restoration at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

Location: Chevy Chase, MD Partners Involved: SMC, Empire Landscaping, Capital Flexipave and many more subcontractors Type of Buffer: Urban Submitted by: Bradley Simpson     Woodend Nature Sanctuary consists of forests, meadow, and an ephemeral stream nestled within the urban environment of the capital beltway. Large stormwater events, invasive species and overabundant deer have severely…