Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Plant some trees, grow new friendships

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. 
~Chinese Proverb

I remember, when I was a teenager, asking my grandmother how to meet nice men. She gave me some of the best I ever received. "If you want to meet someone that is right for you," Grandma said, " just keep doing the things you love to do and believe in. It lets you rub shoulders with other people with the same goals and ideals."

So if you are looking for a place to meet other eco-conscious people in the DC area, why not come out on Sunday, November 14th from 9am - noon and help plant trees along the Patuxent River shoreline to help reduce erosion?

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, with the help of volunteers, will plant 57 trees that were purchased with a grant from the Howard Forestry Board.

The trees -- 30 river birch and 27 black willows -- will be planted along the river at Scott’s Cove Recreation Area. WSSC is working with volunteers from the University of Maryland and Howard County Community College.

Howard County Forestry Board provided a $1,500 grant to cover the cost of the trees bought from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources at a reduced cost through their Treemendous Tree Program.

Those who are interested in helping WSSC to plant these trees can call 301-206-8233. Interested volunteers can meet WSSC at the parking lot near 10973 Harding Road, Laurel at 9 a.m. to help plant the trees. WSSC is a steward of the environment and the Patuxent tree planting is part of WSSC’s continuing effort to protect the Patuxent watershed.

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