Good fences make good neighbors. Fencing keeps our cattle out of streams and ponds, keeping harmful bacteria from entering the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Celebrate Earth Day by stopping by our Explorer Outpost on the Boston Mill Road Trail, near the Park Office, to hear about Sky Meadows’ award winning water conservation practices and how you can practice quality water conservation at home.
Get your hands dirty in a volunteer conservation project. Moving pasture fence from waterways has left old fencing standing throughout the park. These fences can be a hazard to wildlife. Meet at the Valley Trailhead, located in the Picnic Area, at 10 a.m. to help us remove this fencing. Tools will be provided. Be sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes, use sunscreen, bug spray, and bring plenty of water. Will include hiking to project area.
Lastly, have the opportunity to consider the importance of dark sky conservation with a Lyrids meteor shower viewing. Pre-registered vehicles will be admitted off Edmonds Lane between 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. for viewing until 5 a.m. Monday, thanks to the Friends of Sky Meadows. For details, and to register at $25/car, go to