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Interested in investing in cleaner renewable energy in your home? The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides grants for clean burning wood stoves which displace electric or non-natural gas fossil fuel heating systems. Read about incentives and grant programs available from MEA.
Through the University of Maryland Extension - Woodland Stewardship Education (WSE) Woodland Wildlife Webinar Series, Deer Management in Maryland is now available as a recording through the WSE website and the WSE YouTube channel. The webinar is presented by Brian Eyler, Deer Project Leader, Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that Baltimore County's goal is to achieve and maintain a 50 percent tree canopy Countywide and within the three drinking water reservoirs by the year 2025. Additionally, the County will strive to achieve and maintain a 40 percent tree coverage within more populated areas inside the Urban Rural Demarcation Line and for each of the Census Designated Places (CDPs). Tree canopy maps and data on land cover are available by request for 30 CDPs in Baltimore County. These may be useful for finding opportunities for planting trees and for an understanding of overall tree canopy in a community and other such uses.