Our Baltimore Mosquito Study Team was recognized as the Community Greening Partner of the Year at Parks & People’s annual Community Greening Celebration on Thursday June 2.
The award was in recognition of our work in West Baltimore, including the West Baltimore Clean & Green grant fund. The Clean & Green grants were awarded this spring and will support five community-led (and designed) projects aimed at removing habitat that supports mosquitoes. These included alley gates, community space design, planting of insect-repellent plants, and a Franklin Square tire drive that disposed of nearly 200 tires.
In the photo below Dawn Biehler (center, is holding the award), Heather Goodman (Cary Research Specialist, 2nd from right), and three UMBC (males in rear) and UMD (3rd from right) students and several community residents were present to accept on behalf of the whole team.
Shannon L. LaDeau
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies