• 30 students and staff from Allegany High School and three MD DNR employees planted 20 native trees and shrubs at the entrance to the school and near the track. The trees were purchased utilizing funds from a Maryland Urban and Community Forest Committee grant. The $1,000 grant allowed the school to purchase trees and cages to protect them from the wildlife in the area. Allegany High School will now apply for the Maryland DNR - People Loving and Nurturing Trees (PLANT) Award.

    Thank you to the administration at the school and school system, the students, and Ms.Stark who helped make the tree planting event a success. Special thanks to the Allegany County Forestry Board; Adam Miller, Forester, Allegany Project, MD Forest Service, DNR; Anna Twigg, Tree Planting Specialist, MD Forest Service, DNR;  and Katherine Phillips, Tree Planting Specialist, Allegany and Garrett County, MD Forest Service, DNR for assistance with the grant and the planting event.