MRC Partners with the Town of Greensboro on Tree Initiative


Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) and the Town of Greensboro have formed a partnership to develop and implement the Greensboro Tree Initiative. Freezing fall temperatures could not stop MRC and over 20 volunteers from planting 32 native trees on public land in the Town of Greensboro on Saturday, November 11th. Tree species included willow oak, eastern redbud, and river birch. The Town of Greensboro is located in Caroline County on the north bank of the Choptank River, and is designated by the state of Maryland as a Sustainable Community. The Town of Greensboro is committed to increasing public tree canopy in order to improve local water quality, mitigate flooding, and beautify the town while providing native habitat. For more information about the tree initiative, contact Choptank Riverkeeper Matt Pluta at or 443.385.0511.

A spring planting will be held in April, coinciding with Arbor Day. To volunteer for the spring planting, please contact

MRC owes the Town of Greensboro Department of Public Works a huge thank you for their collaboration and site preparations, as well as project funder, Chesapeake Bay Trust.

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