"This USDA website will not be updated during a lapse in federal funding. Content on this website will not be current or maintained until funding issues have been resolved. However, if there is information that affects security, life, and property, this website will continue to update that information during a funding lapse."

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home News Room Press Releases Governor Applauds Fre...

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...

Olivia Campbell

Olivia Campbell
Water Quality/Quantity, Children and Youth, Canopy, Ecological Restoration
Document Actions
Personal tools