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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Press Release: “GreenScape” Volunteers and City of Annapolis Staff Will Work on 60 Green Projects T

Press Release


Mayor Gavin Buckley

Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401



Media contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or

“GreenScape” Volunteers and City of Annapolis
Staff Will Work on 60 Green Projects This Weekend

Annapolis, MD (April 23, 2019) – For nearly three decades, volunteers in the City of Annapolis  have worked side-by-side with City staff to plant trees and plants, mulch city public spaces and pick up trash during the last week of April.

Horticulturist Marisa Wittlinger in the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks manages the program and said that this year, 60 projects are on the docket.

“I start early in the year to train volunteers and plan the projects,” Wittlinger said. “We call it ‘GreenScape,’ and it is something Ellen Moyer started even before she was Mayor. We are now in our 28th year.”

Wittlinger said that the City only has eight full-time crew to work on parks and that the GreenScape program gets the community involved by having residents volunteer to help out. These volunteers agree to not only work on their projects in April, but to maintain the spaces throughout the year as well.

Wittlinger added that the volunteers who have been doing it a long time know what to do. They put in the order for plants and trees and mulch so that everything is ready by the time Greenscape day rolls around.

“This keeps people connected to the outdoors, our parks and our community. It’s good to see people working together at a city sponsored event,” Mayor Gavin Buckley said. “It’s a great spring tradition.”

Wittlinger said that volunteers are always welcome. Residents who want to exercise their green thumbs can work on an existing project on Saturday, April 27 by emailing:

This list of locations is attached.

Locations for Saturday, April 27, 2019 GreenScape:

Acton's Landing Park

Annapolis Elementary School

Annapolis High School

Aris T. Allen Park

August Woods

Bates Middle School

Bay Ridge and Forest Dr.

Bay Ridge Traffic Islands


Calvery Center School

Chambers Park

Chesapeake Children's Museum

Dewey Dock

DOG Mews-Conduit St-City Garage

Eastport Elementary School

Eastport Firehouse Gardens

Eastport Terrace

Eastport United Methodist Church

Ellen Moyer Nature Park


First and Spa Creek

Forest Villa

Fourth St Park

Greenbriar Gardens

GS Juliettes

Harambee House

Harbormaster's garden

Hope Rising

Horn Point Park

Hudson Street

Jeremy's Way

Lafayette Park

Maritime Museum

Maryland Avenue

Maryland Hall

Mt. Moriah Church

Mt. Olive AME Church

Mt. Olive CDC

NAAA Stadium Trail

NAAA Stadium Trail-ZONTA

Navy Trail-Admiral Heights


Parole Health Center

Poplar Park & Fields

Porter Drive Circle

Prince George St. Park

Roosevelt Cul de sac

Royal Street

St. Luke's Church

Severn House

Shiley Park

Spa Cove Apts.

Susan Campbell Park

Transportation Department

Truxtun Park Sign (Tennis Court small)

Truxtun Park Sign (Bayside Bloomers)

Turner Park

Veteran's Park

West Annapolis Elementary School

Wiseman Park


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