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Posts from the ‘Trees & Forests’ Category

27
Feb

Sections of Western Maryland Rail Trail to Close for Maintenance

Portions of the Western Maryland Rail Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10 through 27 to ensure the safety of visitors. The work will remove trees and limbs damaged by insects and recent ice storms. Read more »

24
Feb

Maryland Environmental Trust Protects 2,361 acres in 2013

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

Protected property along Slaughter Creek, Dorchester County

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) accepted 25 conservation easements last year to protect 2,361 acres of scenic open space, forest and farmland in 15 counties across the State. Most easements were donated to MET in coordination with a local or regional land trust, and will protect the natural, historic and scenic resources on these lands for generations to come. Read more »

20
Feb

TREE-MENDOUS Now Accepting Spring Orders

Schools, churches, organizations and businesses looking to green their community are encouraged to check out the recently released TREE-MENDOUS 2014 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands. Read more »

5
Feb

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Baltimore and Carroll Counties

Photo by Edward Deacon

The State has added 77 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating 148 developmental rights in Baltimore and Carroll counties. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the funding at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

4
Feb

Young Artists Encouraged to “Color Maryland Green”

2013 Runner-up: Canoeing on the Potomac by Fabiana Berenguer Gil

Submission Deadline Extended to March 14

Calling all young poets, photographers, artists and producers! Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit original creations inspired by the State’s outdoors to the 2014 Color Maryland Green contest. Read more »

27
Jan

MET Permanently Protects 36 Acres in Western Maryland in 2013

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

Permanently protected forest land in Garrett County

The Maryland Environmental Trust accepted three conservation easements in 2013 that will permanently protect 36 total acres of important forestland, wildlife habitat, and scenic views, in Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties. Read more »

21
Jan

Governor O’Malley Announces New Tree Program for Maryland Landowners

Landscape of Trees. Photo By Avi Bender

Photo By Avi Bender

Free trees and planting assistance available to turn excess Lawn to Woodland

Governor Martin O’Malley today announced an exciting new stewardship program to help Marylanders who own one to four acres of land convert unused lawn to forest cover at no cost. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation have partnered to launch Lawn to Woodland, which will kick off as a pilot in select central counties this spring. Read more »

14
Jan

Cunningham Falls State Park to Close Manor Area for Clean-up Project

The Manor Area at Cunningham Falls State Park will be closed to the public January 15 through the end of February to remove dead and dying trees caused by Hurricane Sandy, as part of an approved salvage program. Read more »

9
Jan

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Baltimore County

Gorgeous scenic view of a barn in a vast field with the sun setting in the backgournd

Mountain Road Barn by Jason Germeroth

The State has added 85 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape and eliminated three developmental rights in Baltimore County. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works yesterday approved funding to preserve the land located in the Piney Run Rural Legacy Area. Read more »

13
Dec

America’s State Parks to Host First Day Hikes

Rocks State Park, Md.

Rocks State Park, Md.

Share your adventures using #FirstDayHikes

Looking for an invigorating way to kick off the New Year? Ring in 2014 with a First Day Hike January 1 in a state park near you! All 50 states are participating in the third annual event that invites families and friends to celebrate the New Year amid the sights, sounds and wonder of our natural world with fun, guided hikes. Read more »