Terra Pascarosa and Ben Duff recruited and taught volunteers to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia’s rivers by participating in the Chesapeake Bay Foundations (CBF’s) Grasses for the Masses program. Please read the blog by Mary Reid Barrow on Hampton Roads.Com – http://hamptonroads.com/2012/
Volunteers in the program grow wild celery (Vallisneria Americana), a type of underwater grass, in small tubs in their homes for ten (10) weeks. After ten (10) weeks of growth, volunteers plant their grasses in select rivers in Virginia to bolster grass populations and help restore the Chesapeake Bay.
Plantings at restoration sites in Virginia occur during the months of April and May, after10 weeks of home-growth. Volunteers will join CBF staff and other volunteers in planting their grasses at various locations and dates that are to be determined