Waterways

This April, add litter clean up to your walks, and help clean up our campus waterways!

To celebrate Earth Day, the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, SustainableUMD, and NatureRx would like you to enjoy the natural areas of our urban campus while doing good for the environment. 

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Cicadas by the Millions

  • Posted on: 23 February 2021
  • By: msmolins

Lawnmower? Chainsaw? Incoming biplane? Space Godzilla vs. Mothra? Nope, that’s just the sound of the periodical cicada singing its little heart out. This spring, we will witness the emergence of Brood X and every tree, plant, picnic table, lawn, and flagpole in the area has the potential to be covered with these large, but unaggressive and interesting insects. 

Walk Maryland Day with a New StoryMap!

  • Posted on: 6 October 2020
  • By: msmolins

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped highlight the importance of walking as a critical aspect of human well-being, not only for transportation and access, but active recreation and exercise. This year, the UMD Department of Transportation ServicesUMD Recreation & WellnessUMD Arboretum & Botanical GardensUMD Residential Life , and UMD Office of Sustainability are partnering to promote Walk Maryland Day, October 7, 2020. Celebrate our official state exercise by exploring our new storymap and find a new corner of campus to emjoy! Use the toolkit here to find more tips and activities!

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