April 21, 2010 Volunteers and staff planted 590 trees and shrubs along Opequon Creek in Jefferson County, at Prospect Hall Shooting Club. Trees were protected at the base with two-foot tubes that deter damage by rodents. The entire planting is protected from deer with an innovative electric fence design by Cacapon Institute. This technique has shown great promise in helping landowners to grow trees past the stage at which deer browse can kill them or restrict growth. The Potomac Basin Coordinator and Chesapeake Watershed Forester gained experience with this method by learning from Cacapon Institute staff. Volunteers from Patriots Path, recruited by Prospect Hall staff, joined the efforts and we enjoyed working with them. Prospect Hall provided lunch on the planting day, in addition to much staff time and effort preparing the site (mowing, augering holes, etc.) and equipment on the day of the planting. Partners: Chesapeake Bay Program, Prospect Hall Shooting Club, Opequon Creek Project Team, WV Division of Forestry, WV Dept. of Environmental Protection, Eastern Panhandle Conservation District, Clear Ridge Nursery, Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority, Cacapon Institute.