GreenScape 2014

The Nation’s 24th annual “Make a Difference Day” will be held on Saturday, October 25 and the City of Annapolis will participate by hosting its fall GreenScape project. “Make a Difference Day” is a national effort encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer in their community to improve the lives of others.
For fall GreenScape, volunteers may order up to 100 orange tulip bulbs and 100 yellow daffodil bulbs for each project. Planting recommendations for massed plantings are eight to 10 tulip bulbs or five daffodil bulbs to be planted per each square foot of garden. The bulbs are free but only available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To place a bulb order, please e-mail Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov and provide your name, contact phone number and organization (if applicable), and indicate what public landscape area you will be planting and the number of bulbs you’re requesting. Reservations for bulbs will be accepted starting Monday, September 15.
Bulb pick-up will be held Monday through Friday, October 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Community Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

Annapolis Maritime Museum planting
Chambers Park Planting 1

Thank you to all of the spring 2014 GreenScape volunteers! The event was held on Saturday, April 26th in the City of Annapolis. Learn details about the event here.

GreenScape is a City and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape was founded through the efforts of former Mayor Ellen Moyer and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. For more than 20 years, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations. GreenScape takes place each spring and fall.

"Growing Native" Seed Collection Project

A few years ago, Annapolis residents participated in the "Growing Native" seed collection project. Volunteers collected acorns and other hardwood tree and shrub seeds throughout Truxtun Park. The seeds were donated to state nurseries in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and planted to restore streamside forests throughout 15,000 square miles of watershed. For more information about the Growing Native initiative, visit www.growingnative.org. To learn more details about local seed collection projects, contact Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov.