50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Tree Planting!

April 22nd is 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Roland Park to celebrate by planting 50 trees

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let’s plant 50 trees in Roland Park. The Baltimore City Department of Forestry has given the Landscape Committee the trees as part of a program to expand the City’s tree canopy.

The first 50 residents to sign up are eligible to receive a tree to plant on or near your property (one per household). In addition to planting the tree yourself, you must agree to provide your address to Kate Culotta for the Tree Baltimore registry, and water, maintain and care for the new tree (guidelines and planting instructions will be provided). If you are unable to plant the tree, the Landscape Committee will arrange to have it planted at a future date. Fees may apply.

The tree supply is limited:

  • Verge or streetscape trees include Red Maple, Black Gum and American Hornbeam
  • Personal property trees include Flowering Black Cherry (native), Eastern Redbud, Serviceberry, American Hornbeam, Southern Magnolia and Sweet Gum. Note that Sweet Gum is only suitable for areas away from the street, sidewalk and play areas because they drop hard, spiked fruits. These fruits, while unpleasant to walk on, are an important food source for native wildlife like birds, chipmunks and squirrels. It is best to plant Sweet Gums on slopes or at the forest edge.

Tree distribution will follow strict social distancing guidelines.

Please contact Kate Culotta at krculotta@msn.com or 410-804-4750 for more information, and to request help with tree selection or planting. Trees available for pick up starting Wednesday April 22, 2020.

 

 

Please consider giving blood! The American Red Cross reminds us the need is constant.

Go to this link and type in your zip code to find locations near you.  It’s that easy!

https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Wednesday, April 1st Civic League Meeting is on via Zoom! 7-9PM

Robert Connors, President of The Roland Park Civic League, is inviting you to the April monthly board meeting via  Zoom:

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Meeting agenda is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sfdev-bucket/rolandpark/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Agenda_April_2020-3.pdf

Message about the Organic Debris Removal Service

In this letter Civic League President Bob Connors outlines changes to the Organic Debris Program for 2020:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/sfdev-bucket/rolandpark/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Organic-Debris-Program-2020-9.pdf

Civic League President’s Opening Remarks from February 5th Meeting

 

For those residents that were unable to attend the monthly Roland Park Civic League Board Meeting Wednesday evening (February 5, 2020), we are posting the opening remarks of the Civic League President,  which include our initial response to the racial incident last month in collaboration with our community partners.

Opening Remarks for February 5

Message about February 7th Community Event

The greater Roland Park community is invited to join a rally this Friday, February

7th organized by Roland Park Elementary/Middle School families to show support

for all children in our neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to participate, and wear

shirts or bring signs of inclusion if you would like to. The rally will begin at 7:30a.m.

People will gather in front of the library and on the block between Eddie’s and

Starbucks.

Wed. January 8th Board Mtg. Agenda

For Roland Park Residents, please join us for this important meeting-see attached agenda with special announcement on Cross Keys. Link to Agenda_Jan_8_2020  (revised version).