Prepared by Manon Schladen and Terence Wright
As part of the Hawkins Cove Restoration Project, Spa Creek Conservancy (SCC) partnered with the Eastport Girls Club, a program of Seeds 4 Success, that helps guide children living in Annapolis public and subsidized housing so they become healthy, successful adults. On April 16, 2016, 11 girls and 20 mentors mulched the 50 native trees planted last fall at the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis – Harbour House and Eastport Terrace. Education about rain gardens, conservation landscaping and using native plants to significantly reduce and mitigate stormwater runoff through filtration was highlighted.
To further their knowledge, on April 20, 2016, SCC held a tree identification and environmental education session during the Seeds 4 Success After School Program. Terence Wright, Master Gardener, did a great presentation about the various tree species and the importance of trees in our environment. The 31 page booklet attached was prepared for the learning session that provided scientific and common names of the trees, many of which that had been planted in their community, benefits to the environment, and the importance of tree maintenance.
Click here to download the entire Maryland Tree Identification Booklet
A Teacher’s Guide to Native Tree Identification as well as how to plant and care for trees is available for download at the link.