Program accepting proposals through May 30
This spring, more than 2,000 students from across Maryland got an early start on their Earth Day contributions, planting trees to improve water quality through Governor Martin O’Malley’s Stream Restoration Challenge. The program ─ which is still accepting proposals ─ provides grants for students and groups to carry out projects to improve Chesapeake Bay water quality through service learning and environmental education activities. Read more
Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off spring planting season by proclaiming today, April 3, Arbor Day in Maryland, and encouraging every Marylander to celebrate by planting and registering a tree this spring.
“Trees protect our water quality, clean our air, provide wildlife habitat and beautify our communities,” said Governor O’Malley, who received the Arbor Day Foundation’s first ever, national Vision Award last year. “In celebration of Arbor Day, we encourage every Marylander to get outside and plant a tree that will help us keep Maryland cleaner and greener for generations to come.” Read more
Schools, churches, organizations and businesses looking to green their community this spring are encouraged to check out the recently released TREE-MENDOUS 2013 order form, which features high-quality, native trees and shrubs available at discounted prices for plantings on public lands. Read more
Citizens plant and register more than 100,000 trees
Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that citizens have exceeded the three-year statewide goal of planting and registering 100,000 trees by 2013 through the exciting, interactive Marylanders Plant Trees program. Governor O’Malley encourages everyone to keep the momentum going strong, planting trees this spring to continue to enhance the health and beauty of Maryland. Read more