Arbor Day Foundation honors St. Mary’s College with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition

News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

“This was a team effort that included hard work from our arboretum intern Sam Berenschot-Bucciero ’19, the sustainability fellow Kaitlin Aaby ’18, our campus arborist Justin Mattingly, our grounds staff led by Steve Gregory, Professor Jon Linn for his help with mapping, and the rest of the arboretum committee. Each of these individuals was imperative in the process of reestablishing the St. Mary’s Arboretum Association here on campus, and they each deserve praise.  I am extremely proud of the work they have done and the recognition that we have received, and I look forward to continued progress being made,” said Thomas Brewer ’05, manager of environmental health, safety, and sustainability programs at St. Mary’s College.

St. Mary’s College has been recognized by Tree Campus USA for multiple years. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. St. Mary’s College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five core standards for an effective campus management, which includes establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II




© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.