Baltimore, MD (April 27, 2007) – One hundred days after being sworn in as Baltimore’s 48th Mayor and first woman to hold that office, Mayor Sheila Dixon addressed her cabinet, staff and citizens at City Hall. The Mayor’s remarks highlighted many of the accomplishments of her administration’s first 100 days as well as her goals for the future.
Among Mayor Dixon’s initiatives is TreeBaltimore, the management plan to increase Baltimore’s Urban Tree Canopy over the next 30 years. Baltimore City has just released a draft of the plan, and it is open for public review until May 31, 2007.
TreeBaltimore is a part of the Mayor’s Greener Baltimore initiative that seeks to double Baltimore’s tree canopy from 20 percent to 40 percent within 30 years. With this initiative, Baltimore joins the ranks of cities across the country that are aggressively working toward building a sustainable urban forest.
TreeBaltimore invites you to participate in this award-winning effort to double Baltimore’s tree coverage. By doing so, you will also be helping to improve the air and water quality, fight the atmospheric greenhouse effect, save energy, and increase the economic stability of Baltimore.
Since taking office in February, Mayor Dixon has aggressively pursued her commitment to make Baltimore cleaner, greener, safer, and healthier. The Mayor has launched the Cleaner Baltimore Initiative, overseen changes in policing that have reduced both excessive force complaints and violent crime, worked with the City Council to pass a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, and brokered a deal to move the Superblock project forward.
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Baltimore Urban Forest Management Plan
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