Md. Coastal Bays To Hold Volunteer Group Meeting

BISHOPVILLE — The Maryland Coastal Bays Program will be holding a meeting at the Bishopville Firehouse on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. to develop a volunteer group to help steward the Lizard Hill restoration project located on Cemetery Road in Bishopville.

MCBP is looking to inform the public about the Lizard Hill restoration site, including what it used to be, what it is now and what the plans are for the site’s future. MCBP is also looking to recruit interested community members to be part of a volunteer restoration group for the property. Interested individuals can sign up for the “Friends of Lizard Hill” volunteer group at the meeting.

The main objective of the Lizard Hill site is to serve as a wetland mitigation site. However, this site is much more than that and secondary objectives include reintroducing an Atlantic white cedar forest community — encouraging the return of important native species to the Coastal Bays region. The site also helps to reduce excess nutrient inputs into the St. Martins River.

Lizard Hill has been an ongoing project of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program and so far the site is home to over 8,000 new trees.

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