WET enews: Adopt a highway, Nassawango Volunteer Day and more

WET Adopt-a-Highway Litter Pickup Tomorrow!

Help WET keep a section of Route 50 east of the Vienna Bridge cleared of litter. The litter pickup begins at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 6, at Old Bradley Road and Route 50 westbound. For more information and to sign up to participate: Paul Mysak, 410-546-0125 or paunan@verizon.net.

Nassawango Creek Preserve Volunteer Work Day This Sunday

The Nassawango Stewardship Committee invites you to volunteer to help with maintenance of the Nassawango Creek Preserve on work days scheduled on Nov. 7 and 21, and Dec. 5 and 19. For further information about preserve work days, contact George Parker, chairman of the Stewardship Committee: gvparker@esva.net or 757-709-1966; or Joe Fehrer, preserve manager: jfehrer@tnc.org or 410-632-4761. For information about the Nassawango Creek Preserve, including directions for getting there, click on http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/maryland/preserves/art21134.html.

”Can Anyone Really Own Water?”
Documentary on the Worldwide Water Crisis This Sunday

The Salisbury Film Society will screen the award-winning documentary Flow: For Love of Water, on the increasing privatization of the world’s dwindling freshwater supply, on Sunday, Nov. 7, Guerrieri Auditorium, Wor-Wic Community College. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.; film begins at 3:30 p.m.. Admission: $7 members of Salisbury-Wicomico Arts Council, $8 nonmembers, $4 students, free for Wor-Wic students. For further information about the film, click on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149583/ and http://www.flowthefilm.com/.

Plant Trees and Be Counted!

Planting trees is a simple way to help protect our waterways and improve our air quality while saving on energy costs. And fall is the best time to plant.

Marylanders Plant Trees offers instant savings with the purchase a new tree from a participating nursery (click to get a list of participating nurseries). The Maryland Department of Natural Resources program offers a $25 coupon for the purchase any of recommended native trees (click link to see a list of recommended trees) valued at $50 or more. There is no limit on how many coupons may be used, and coupons can be printed from the Marylanders Plant Trees website, trees.maryland.gov.

When you register your new trees, you join fellow Marylanders who have already planted and registered more than 47,000 trees. You will also automatically be entered into a monthly drawing for a gift card from a Maryland nursery, a locally grown Christmas tree, a yacht tour of the Chesapeake Bay, and other exciting prizes. The website also allows you to calculate the environmental and economic benefits of your new trees and learn how to plant and care for them. Be sure to use the interactive maps to see how you are part of a larger community planting trees throughout our State.

Tree-Mendous Maryland has just restocked their fall tree inventory. These are high-quality, native trees and shrubs and are available at reasonable prices for planting in community open spaces, school grounds, government facilities and right-of-ways. Click here to download the order form. Get your order in now for the best selection! Green Schools will receive a 1:1 match for up to 20 trees when ordering through the Tree-Mendous program.

If you are not able to plant at tree in your own yard, consider giving the Gift of Trees – a program that plants native trees in honor or memory of family and friends, or to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

PLANT and BE COUNTED is a call to all Marylanders and businesses from Governor Martin O’Malley and the Department of Natural Resources to plant and register 50,000 trees a year. It’s something each of us can do to create a smarter, greener future for our families for generations to come.

Don’t forget to register your trees at www.trees.maryland.gov

For more information contact: Lindsay Major, lmajor@dnr.state.md.us or (410) 260-8510