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Greening of Dundalk for CCBC Earth Week 2009

Greening of Dundalk for CCBC Earth Week 2009






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  • We had a tree planting on November 8 in Stansbury park. More than 70 volunteers participated in planting 31 native trees and shrubs throughout the park.

Greening of Dundalk for CCBC Earth Week 2009 Greening of Dundalk for CCBC Earth Week 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • Greening to Serve the Community and the Bay
    The Greening of DundalkMarisa Olszewski, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Watershed is >64,000 square miles: 6 States & the District of Columbia
    Largest of 130 estuaries in the US
    With more than 50 major tributaries, only 3 deliver 80% of the Bay’s fresh water: Susquehanna River, Potomac River, and James River
    Nearly 17 million people live within this watershed
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    "There is but one entrance by sea into this country, and that is at the mouth of a very goodly bay, 18 or 20 miles broad … The land, white hilly sands like unto the Downs, and all along the shores rest plenty of pines and firs ... Within is a country that may have the prerogative over the most pleasant places known, for large and pleasant navigable rivers, heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man's habitation..."
    - Captain John Smith, 1612
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Major Pollutants Today
    Nutrients: Nitrogen and Phosphorous
    Toxins/Chemical Contaminants
    Air Pollution
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    How does Dundalk contribute pollution?
    Impervious surface: 12 – 42%
    Streams lacking forest buffers: 50 – 100%
    Industrial pollutants: current and historic
    Back River/Patapsco Sewage Treatment Plant
    Boats and cars
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Current land use practices vs. improved land use practices
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    How can Dundalk help with the solution?
    • Reducing impervious cover: planting trees
    • Reducing polluted stormwaterrun-off: planting trees, installing rain gardens and rain barrels
    • Reducing air pollutants: planting trees
    • Reducing other contaminants: increasing education and awareness and encouraging personal responsibility
  • Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Stormwater solutions
  • Greening of Dundalk
    Being part of the solution:
    At its 20th anniversary, the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation revived the Greening of Dundalk
    The Greening of Dundalk program vision is to increase Dundalk’s tree canopy and promote environmental stewardship in the greater Dundalk area
  • Greening of Dundalk
    Volunteer Opportunities:
    Tree Plantings
    Trash Cleanups
    Tree Survey Crew
    Greening Committee
  • Greening of Dundalk:
    Being part of the solution:
    Please sign-up to receive e-mail updates and invitations to Greening events
    Contact Information:
    Marisa Olszewski
    Join the Greening of Dundalkgroup on