TOWSON, Md. - Students at Notre Dame Preparatory School planted 50 native Maryland trees Monday to kick off their Earth Week celebration.
The students planted dogwoods, redbuds and service berry trees on the 60 acre campus.
The tree plantings will improve the Chesapeake Bay eco-system by providing more nesting places for wildlife, and increase the forest buffer, which will also help manage storm water runoff into the Bay.
The planting is kicking off Earth week at the school. Other events include a Black-Out Day that will save electricity, and a "No Waste Wednesday," an electronics recycling event, and a student celebration.