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.
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.
Notice anything different in front of Hornbake Library? We recently completed a renovation of Frederick Douglass Square.
Turning to hobbies can help us cope with stress, alleviate mental health issues, encourage an active lifestyle, and much more. But what if you don’t know what you'd like your hobby to be?