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.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.