Potomac Conservancy has been working on an exciting project in the Monocacy River watershed that will increase the tree canopy in Frederick County, Maryland. The Conservancy is working in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) to increase tree canopy coverage across their 64 school properties to 20% by 2038. This goal, adopted by the school board in 2008, represents 100 additional acres of trees and the first such goal of its kind in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
To date, Potomac Conservancy and our partners have helped 22 schools plant more than 19 acres of trees – almost 20% of the goal! More than 3,000 K-12th grade students helped in the plantings and learned about the many benefits that trees provide to our environment. We look forward to a continued partnership with FCPS as they continue to move toward their goal!
Are you interested in planting trees at your school or in your community? Check out our Tree Canopy Implementation Guide to get started!
For more information on this project, contact Aimee Weldon, Senior Director of Restoration and Lands, at firstname.lastname@example.org.