St. Mary’s Partners with Sierra Club to Plant Trees in County Parks

The St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks, along with volunteers from the Southern Maryland Sierra Club, are joining forces to plant native trees at three County parks. A selection of ten native deciduous trees will be planted at Dorsey, 5th District, and Lancaster parks.

In addition to their aesthetic value, the trees will provide a habitat for local mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The trees will also enhance the parks by sheltering playgrounds, benches, tables, and pathways from the elements.

According to St. Mary’s County:

The trees have been obtained through the DNR Tree-Mendous Program, and the project is funded through grants from the Maryland Urban and Community Forest Council. The Southern Maryland Sierra Club is a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization focusing on promoting policies and actions that help create a healthier, more equitable, and more environmentally sustainable community for all Southern Maryland residents.

Visit the St. Mary’s County website for more information.