The Cheverly Green Plan is a collaboration between the town of Cheverly and the National Park Service. Its goal is to make the community greener, healthier, and more sustainable by balancing the needs of the citizens with the needs of their environment. The NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program provided technical assistance to design a green infrastructure plan. The plan calls for a network of natural lands, the possibility of building “green streets,” and the restoration of damaged areas. With more tree cover, less asphalt, and citizen participation, the Cheverly Green Plan will help improve Maryland’s environmental health.
Photo: Cheverly Citizens identify special places.