Spring 2010

Spring is officially here! After a long, cold winter it is always nice to emerge for some warmer weather and exciting outdoor activities. Looking to get out of the house? Events featured on our calendar this season include: Bar-T Mountainside's Earth Day Community Festival; the 22nd annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup; and the City of Frederick's Arbor Day Program.

Speaking of Arbor Day, why not spend a beautiful day outside planting trees? Frederick County Public School students are doing their part to increase tree canopy and create habitat for wildlife. Private citizens can do the same by applying for free trees through the Backyard Buffer program; utilizing $25 coupons offered through the Marylanders Plant Trees program; or attending the upcoming Neighborhood Green training.

Each of us can do our part to protect, restore, and enjoy our natural surroundings. Landowners can enroll in beneficial conservation programs to permanently protect their properties. Local government can conserve and enhance Frederick County's valuable forests and wetlands through land use planning and on-the-ground restoration. Students can gain natural resource career experience through internships and conferences. It is never too late to become more involved.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Monocacy & Catoctin Watershed Alliance, please email or call. For more information about local conservation efforts, visit our homepage:


Heather Montgomery
Community Restoration Coordinator

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