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.