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Governor Applauds Frederick County Schools For Environmental Leadership

First School District in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed To Set A Tree Canopy Goal

In an effort to improve air and water quality, the Frederick County Board of Education recently adopted a goal to increase tree canopy on all school district properties to 20 percent, becoming the first school district in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to do so...

...Working with support from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), U.S. Forest Service and Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Potomac Conservancy spearheaded the initiative concept. In addition to technical support, DNR’s Tree-mendous Gift of Trees program provided trees that will be planted to help the school system meet its 20 percent tree canopy goal...

...In addition to improving watershed health and air quality, increasing tree canopy on school grounds provides valuable shaded areas for recreation and education, and has the potential to reduce building maintenance and energy costs. DNR encourages other communities and school systems to develop local tree canopy goals through partnership and support from DNR and the US Forest Service...

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Olivia Campbell

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Olivia Campbell
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Water Quality/Quantity, Children and Youth, Canopy, Ecological Restoration
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Maryland
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