Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment.
On July 12th 2022 the UMD College Park campus as well as the surrounding communities were struct by a powerful storm that caused widespread damage to trees, buildings, and infrastructure.
Did you know there are wooded trails to hike on the University of Maryland’s campus? In the northwest corner of campus, across from the Terrapin Trail Garage, lies the Wooded Hillock, a natural area with rustic trails. Volunteer trail stewards scout for litter, rake leaves off the paths, and mark the knowns trails with fallen logs each season. Covering approximately 13 acres, here you are immersed in trees and fallen leaves, and the traffic on nearby Highway 193 fades to a murmur.
It’s a typically stressful workday careening toward the semester’s end, and I am spending part of it sprawled on my belly in the woods, watching skittering ants and little white mushrooms growing on decaying sticks.
Did you see the recent feature on our staff in The Diamondback?
At the center of McKeldin Mall, a sunny, bustling hub of crisscrossing Terps on their way to and from class, nine people dressed in all white stand completely still. One poses at the head of a bed of tulips, arms outstretched. Another slouches on the sundial, while still another lies motionless on a bench. They barely bat an eye as passersby pause, stare or even snap a picture.
What started as a family planting project for Michael Ross and his son, Andrew, turned into a significant contribution to the University of Maryland (UMD) Arboretum.
The Arboretum supports the sustainable efforts of the University of Maryland and its six goals to reach carbon neutrality. Read more here: https://sustainability.umd.edu/
"Our global fight against the climate crisis is far from over. The University of Maryland will accelerate its goal to become a net carbon-neutral campus by 2025. It is my hope that these measures will help inspire every one of us to commit to the reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions for our planet and for our people. "
A hardscape renovation was recently completed next to Rossborough Inn. This area remembers those enslaved people whose forced labor was part of the University's founding.
From Taking 12-hour Shifts to Hand-Chipping Ice, Landscape Services Staff Leads Efforts to Clear 1,350-acre Campus