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

    1. 1. Greening to Serve the Community and the Bay<br />The Greening of DundalkMarisa Olszewski, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator<br />
    2. 2. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />Watershed is &gt;64,000 square miles: 6 States & the District of Columbia<br />Largest of 130 estuaries in the US<br />With more than 50 major tributaries, only 3 deliver 80% of the Bay’s fresh water: Susquehanna River, Potomac River, and James River<br />Nearly 17 million people live within this watershed<br />
    3. 3. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />&quot;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&apos;s habitation...&quot; <br />- Captain John Smith, 1612<br />
    4. 4. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />Major Pollutants Today<br />Nutrients: Nitrogen and Phosphorous<br />Sediment<br />Toxins/Chemical Contaminants<br />Air Pollution<br />
    5. 5. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />How does Dundalk contribute pollution?<br />Impervious surface: 12 – 42%<br />Streams lacking forest buffers: 50 – 100%<br />Industrial pollutants: current and historic<br />Back River/Patapsco Sewage Treatment Plant<br />Boats and cars<br />Trash<br />
    6. 6. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />Current land use practices vs. improved land use practices<br />
    7. 7. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />
    8. 8. Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />How can Dundalk help with the solution?<br /><ul><li>Reducing impervious cover: planting trees
    9. 9. Reducing polluted stormwaterrun-off: planting trees, installing rain gardens and rain barrels
    10. 10. Reducing air pollutants: planting trees
    11. 11. Reducing other contaminants: increasing education and awareness and encouraging personal responsibility</li></li></ul><li>Chesapeake Bay Watershed<br />Stormwater solutions<br />
    12. 12. Greening of Dundalk<br />Being part of the solution:<br />At its 20th anniversary, the Dundalk Renaissance Corporation revived the Greening of Dundalk<br />The Greening of Dundalk program vision is to increase Dundalk’s tree canopy and promote environmental stewardship in the greater Dundalk area<br />
    13. 13. Greening of Dundalk<br />Volunteer Opportunities:<br />Tree Plantings<br />Trash Cleanups<br />Tree Survey Crew<br />Adopt-a-tree<br />Greening Committee<br />
    14. 14. Greening of Dundalk:<br />Being part of the solution:<br /> Please sign-up to receive e-mail updates and invitations to Greening events<br />Contact Information:<br />Marisa Olszewski<br />410-282-0261<br /><br />Join the Greening of Dundalkgroup on <br />