Last year, we introduced you to the Baynes family, who have lived in the Chesapeake Bay area for over 90 years. Ibby Baynes, the family matriarch, wanted to preserve the natural environment that has been so integral to her family and community. In 2018, Ibby reached out to Lockheed Martin, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources to inquire about stabilizing the bulkhead of Baynes Cove, the family's residence on Seneca Creek that includes a community boat launch for Bowleys Quarters residents.
We are thrilled to update you about all that we have accomplished with our partners at Baynes Cove. Last year, we installed a rain garden as well as 50 native trees and shrubs to help control erosion and stormwater runoff issues. This year,
we are collaborating on a microbioretention practice and living shoreline restoration.
The Baynes Cove project is truly an exercise in community building. Last year's tree planting was enhanced by the leadership and work of Eagle Scout candidate, Tommy Simmons. One of our rain garden volunteers, Holly Cardamone, was inspired to create a community garden involving Seneca Elementary School students and Lockheed Martin biologists. Our collaborative work is also featured on page 3 of Lockheed Martin's
Spring 2020 newsletter