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Management Strategies in DC Urban Forests Discussed at Next Native Plant Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 06:52

Mitch outdoor shotThe Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on Tuesday October 15 at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Mitch Hall, Graduate Student, Frostburg State University. His presentation titled “Prioritizing Management Strategies in Washington DC Urban Forests” will begin immediately following a brief chapter meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

According to Hall, data collected by the Urban Forestry Administration in the District of Columbia were used in combination with a Pest Vulnerability Matrix to examine patterns of vulnerability and diversity in areas of the District for optimization of forestry management decisions. An assessment of localized pest vulnerability, genus ...

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Governor Martin O’Malley Hosts Maryland Climate Change Summit, Releases Final Greenhouse Gas Reducti PDF Print E-mail
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Written by MD- Press Release   
Friday, 26 July 2013 09:25

July 25th, 2013

Participants discuss actions Maryland is taking to address the impacts of climate change

BALTIMORE, MD - Governor Martin O'Malley hosted hundreds of scientists, business leaders, environmental advocates and community activists today at a climate change summit to celebrate the release of Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan (the Plan) and discuss how Marylanders can take action to help the State reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25 percent by 2020.

"Climate change is not an ideological issue any more than gravity is: it's not about whether we move left or right, but whether we make the right choices for Marylanders. As severe weather events continue to grow in size and impact, and elongated trends of poor air quality ...

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Home Ground Seeking Summer Intern PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Desiree Bullard   
Friday, 28 June 2013 06:50

Home Ground is currently seeking a part-time summer intern to assist with website updates and improvements. The position is suitable for a tech-savvy high school or college student proficient in website development and management. This position would require 10-12 hours per month for a period of 6-12 weeks, to be mutually agreed upon by intern and supervisor. Must be reliable, organized and willing to commit to Home Ground’s mission. Must also provide own transportation. The website internship provides young students with the opportunity to exercise and develop creative and technical skills as well as workplace conduct.

For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact Home Ground’s volunteer coordinator, Desiree Bullard, at (240)522-8413 (leave a message ...

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Mountain Heaths Topic at Next Native Plant Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:17

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The Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at the Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg on Tuesday June 18 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Liz McDowell, local native plant enthusiast. 2013 has been designated as the “Year of the Heath” in Maryland, so to celebrate Liz will provide a program about this fascinating family of native plants by discussing the heaths found on the Allegheny Plateau in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Her program will begin immediately following a brief MNPS chapter business meeting.

Liz McDowell has over 30 years of experience in education and the environment. She earned her MS in Wildlife Management at the Appalachian Laboratory at Frostburg University in 1983. Liz's ...

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New Embassy Theatre and Sierra Club to Screen Environmental Cinema Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, The New Embassy Theatre   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 07:11

Cinema Associates of New Embassy (CANE), in association with The Sierra Club, announce a four event environmental cinema series. A portion of the proceeds from each event will benefit The Sierra Club (Maryland Chapter). From plastic pollution to waste disposal to fracking to mountaintop removal mining – this series addresses several of the most pressing environmental issues impacting our region and our planet.

 

The program begins Saturday, June 15, with “Plastic Planet” (2009) by director Werner Boote. We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap and practical, and it’s everywhere – even in our blood. But is it a danger to us? This feisty, informative documentary takes us on a journey around the globe - from the Moroccan Sahara to the middle of the Pacific ...

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