• 15 students and staff from Mount Savage Middle School and two MD DNR employees planted 17 native trees and shrubs behind the school. The trees were purchased utilizing funds from an Urban and Community Forestry grant. The $864 grant allowed the school to purchase trees and cages to protect them from the wildlife in the area. Mount Savage Middle 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. Davis, 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; and Katherine Phillips, Tree Planting Specialist, Allegany and Garrett County, MD Forest Service, DNR for assistance with the grant and the planting event.