Year of Project: 2002
Trees Planted:7,088

In the springs of 2001 and 2002, Community Commons organized the planting of 7,088 trees and shrubs along tributaries of the Monocacy River, which is in the watershed of … Read More

Community Commons #1

Year Planted: 2002

Trees Planted: 7,088
Location: Maryland

In the springs of 2001 and 2002, Community Commons organized the planting of 7,088 trees and shrubs along tributaries of the Monocacy River, which is in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay. These plantings will reduce sediment and nutrient loads in surface water along with creating and restoring wildlife habitat along riparian corridors. The trees were planed by volunteer community members, partners, youth groups and students. In addition to tree planting, Community Commons also facilitated a number of educational events for the community and students. Events included a Getting to Know Your Watershed lecture series at Hood College, a week long Monocacy River Paddle and Creek Walk along Frederick’s Carroll Creek where community members discussed the need for buffer protection and restoration with a forester. Additionally, Community Commons assisted in launching the Growing Native project, in which 2,000 pounds of native tree seed was collected. Seed Growout Stations in Frederick public schools were also implemented for students to collect seeds that will be planted at the school nurseries. These educational activities involved local residents in seed production and planting while raising environmental awareness concerning watershed issues. Numerous organizations assisted in the completion of this project.


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Community Commons #1

Year Planted: 2002
Trees Planted: 7,088
Location: Maryland

In the springs of 2001 and 2002, Community Commons organized the planting of 7,088 trees and shrubs along tributaries of the Monocacy River, which is in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay. These plantings will reduce sediment and nutrient loads in surface water along with creating and restoring wildlife habitat along riparian corridors. The trees were planed by volunteer community members, partners, youth groups and students. In addition to tree planting, Community Commons also facilitated a number of educational events for the community and students. Events included a Getting to Know Your Watershed lecture series at Hood College, a week long Monocacy River Paddle and Creek Walk along Frederick's Carroll Creek where community members discussed the need for buffer protection and restoration with a forester. Additionally, Community Commons assisted in launching the Growing Native project, in which 2,000 pounds of native tree seed was collected. Seed Growout Stations in Frederick public schools were also implemented for students to collect seeds that will be planted at the school nurseries. These educational activities involved local residents in seed production and planting while raising environmental awareness concerning watershed issues. Numerous organizations assisted in the completion of this project.



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