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We are excited about the next big step for Save Our Trees(SOT). Our mission is so closely aligned to the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy’s (WSA) that we knew we would all be more effective if we joined forces. On April 24, 2023, SOT officially became a program within the well-established WSA.
WSA mobilizes community leaders to take action with their neighbors to restore local waterways in Anne Arundel County and is located at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Since 2009, WSA has certified over 300 Watershed Stewards from Brooklyn Park to Herring Bay, completed 4,350 projects, and planted 202,500 native plants and trees. Eliminating English ivy to save our valuable canopy trees is one of many key practices taught in the certification course to ensure local forests are healthy enough to filter water and clean our air.
It was a chilly Monday morning but the Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) and Save Our Trees (SOT) teams came together in full force for signing day at Truxtun Park! In the background, you can see one of the trees with the ivy cleared and a ribbon tied around it to show our handy work. We know the ivy doesn’t stand a chance!
More information on the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy and the certification course to become a Watershed Steward may be found at aawsa.org