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Volunteers Needed For Pocomoke River State Forest Clean Up -- Saturday, April 9
SNOW HILL — The Maryland Park Service is looking for volunteers to help clean up Pocomoke River State Forest on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get out and do something for the environment that requires minimal effort but has maximum impact. Most of the work requires only walking and looking for debris, and almost all of the litter will be small and lightweight.
Volunteers are asked to call the Pocomoke River State Park at (410) 632-2566 to register. Volunteers and Forest Service staff will meet at the Furnace Town parking lot 8 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeves and heavy-duty work gloves, bring a water bottle and snacks. The park staff will provide trash bags and transport vehicles. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.
The Pocomoke River State Forest consists of 14,753 acres in Worcester County, and lies between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. The forest is famous for its stands of loblolly pine trees. Cypress swamps border the Pocomoke River and the nearby waters provide good fishing. Five areas in the forest, including the swamp, are designated Wildlands Areas.
Directions from Salisbury: Take Route 12 towards Snow Hill. Make a right on to Old Furnace Road. The Furnace Town parking lot is approximately 3 miles on the left.
Directions from Ocean City: Take 113 south, merge onto 113 Business (Market Street) just outside Snow Hill. Make a right at the first stop light on to Route 12. Make a left onto Old Furnace Road. The Furnace Town parking lot is approximately 3 miles on the left.
April 1, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov