The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has started a $1.9 million project to remove highly invasive plant species from seven miles of grassy median along US 50/US 301 (John Hanson Highway) between the Anne Arundel/Prince George’s County line to I-97. As part of the comprehensive roadside vegetation management program crews will also eradicate noxious and invasive species from more than six miles of I-97 between US 50 and MD 3 (Crane Highway.)
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In the ongoing effort to educate people about the link between human life styles and the health of the Spa Creek watershed, Spa Creek Conservancy held an education session with girls in the Eastport Girls Club, a program of Seeds 4 Success.
Bryan Gomes from Oyster Recovery Partnership, and Terence Wright, Master Gardner, Spa Creek Conservancy, did a great presentation about the importance of oysters and trees in our environment.
Justine Muyu, Seeds 4 Success Child and Family Support Director said, “The girls were really captivated by both the oyster presentation and the tree discussion! It was really wonderful to partner with Spa Creek and look forward to collaborating in the future. Thank you so much for the incredible program you brought to our Eastport Girls Club!”
“The girls were great! They were very smart and inquisitive. I left there hopeful and very encouraged about the future of our youth,” stated Master Gardner Terence Wright.
Annapolis will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Greenscape on Saturday, April 23, from 9 to 11am.
Greenscape is a city and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. Since the inception of Greenscape by former mayor Ellen Moyer, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations.
The Murray Hill community will once again participate in this park cleanup and planting program, taking on an aggressive number of projects with lots of new plant material in honor of the 25th anniversary. Murray Hill Greenscape volunteers are needed as the group plans the following: