WV Community Environmental Management

CEM Projects - Spring 2013

Old Mill Crossing Subdivision


On June 29th, 2013, Cacapon Institute engaged volunteers from across the eastern panhandle of West Virginia in a community tree planting in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Generous funding from the Ecolab Foundation allowed Cacapon Institute the opportunity to host this community event and plant 15 maple trees back into the neighborhood.

The shade trees, once mature, will enhance the City of Martinsburg’s urban tree canopy. UTC plays a vital role in communities by decreasing heating and cooling costs, reducing stormwater runoff pollution, creating shade and wildlife habitat, increasing community livability and aesthetics, and providing recreational opportunities.

On the day of the tree planting, 24 volunteers from multiple organizations came out to lend a hand and do their part to create healthier communities and increase UTC in the City of Martinsburg. Volunteers include 15 girl scouts from a local troop, City of Martinsburg Department of Public Works employees, shade tree commission members, WV Division of Forestry and WV Conservation Agency employees, and Cacapon Institute staff.

This tree planting is part of a larger initiative taking place in the City of Martinsburg and Berkeley County to set tree canopy goals to protect and enhance UTC within the City and throughout the County. Additionally, Old Mill Crossing subdivision is one of a selected few communities throughout the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia who is actively taking steps to address environmental issues on their properties through a program called Community Environmental Management.








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