The University of Maryland Facilities Management department is proud to announce that the UMD Arboretum was named the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2019 Green Star Grand Award recipient for excellence in grounds management for an urban university.
Colorful but destructive to a whole passel of desirable plants, spotted lanternflies are swarming and bumbling (because they don’t actually fly all that well) south from Pennsylvania.
The overall health of the Cheseapeake Bay has been improving over time. This is the direct result of the collaboration of thousands of organizations and institutions and millions of homeowners in the Chespeake Bay Watershed, including the University of Maryland. Our efforts to keep Campus Creek, Guildford Run, Paint Branch, and our other water areas on campus clean and healthy all add up to a cleaner Bay. Read on for the full report.
The Arboretum works to support the sustainable goals set by the University's Office of Sustainability. Read here about how one of our gardens came to be, thanks to the Sustainability Fund.
The University of Maryland’s Community Learning Garden (CLG) was awarded funds from the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) and American Public Gardens Association who have partnered to offer support to established urban agriculture and other urban food-growing programs at public gardens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, $378,000 was awarded to 28 public gardens across the United States to help sustain urban agriculture and community food growing during this challenging time.
Spring 2020 hallmarks a decade of harvests from the University of Maryland Community Learning Garden. While campus is eerily still and almost empty, the CLG continues to find meaningful ways to serve our campus community, most impactful is its contributions to the UMD Campus Pantry. When the CLG team heard that the demand for the Campus Pantry’s provisions was increasing due to the health crisis, immediately, it was decided that all produce harvested from the Garden will be donated to the Campus Pantry in 2020
If you parked in Lot 6, or noticed the construction behind Oakland Hall along Hwy 193, you may have seen our Campus Creek restoration in progress this past fall. Read on for more information about this important project from our campus Stormwater Manager and Maintenance Inspector, Michael Carmichael.