Tree Planting at Scott's Cove
WSSC to Plant More Native Trees
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – November 1, 2012: WSSC and neighbors in the Scaggsville/North Laurel area will be planting 30 native trees Saturday at the Scott’s Cove Recreation area near Cherrystone Court in Laurel. The trees -- willow oak, northern red oak and serviceberry from Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Treemendous Trees program -- were chosen for their ability to withstand flooding as well as their high wildlife value.
Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 at the Scott’s Cove Recreation Area’s parking lot, 11000 Harding Road, Laurel.
Tom Koolick, a neighbor near Scott’s Cove, has agreed to maintain the trees in order to increase the canopy of the forest. In 2004, the American Water Works Association reported that a 10 percent increase of forest cover in a drinking water source area results in a 20percent decrease in treatment and chemical costs.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.