TreeBaltimore Annual Meeting Re-Cap
The TreeBaltimore Annual Meeting brought in over 80 people, including many new faces from new neighborhoods, interested in greening!
Discussions of our newly formed Tree Planting Inventory and how John Q. Public can help keep our database up-to-date, kicked off the evening. We are moving toward having GPS coordinates for all our newly planted trees, to better keep data and improve our ability to go back and research survival rates of our trees.
The heavily influential Priority Map from our initial TB Annual Meeting, is still playing a major role on many of our actions. We are targeting many of the “high priority” neighborhoods with funding that we have received/will receive. Funding sources include: Exelon monies, the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge grant from the MD DNR (in partnership with Blue Water Baltimore, Parks & People, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Earth Force, Baltimore Ecosystem Study, and Baltimore City Public School System), a grant focused on Social Marketing (in Partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay), along with continual funds from Constellation Energy (in partnership with BWB and P&P).
We had several local groups talk about some of their efforts, to help new neighborhoods see how to overcome certain issues that might arise. As well as some new resources that are available such as The new Street Tree List as well as new Planting Guidelines, both can be found on our site.
An important new resource, coming soon, that was discussed by the Office of Sustainability was the Green Pattern Book. The Green Pattern Book is looking at vacant properties and how to make them into usable green spaces.
Lots of exciting things on our plate, coming soon! So please be sure to check back soon with tons of fun, greening activities this Fall!