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    Learn about the outreach and education activities that involved the steering committee, community organizations, the Cheverly Town government and staff, and Cheverly citizens in creating the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Plan

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BioBlitz Report now online

The first Cheverly BioBlitz was held June 14, 2012. 


Brought to you by the Science Advisory Committee of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee, the BioBlitz brought together Cheverly citizens and experts in wildlife to inventory animal and plant species in our town.

What did we find? Not surprisingly, the insects win the gold for numbers.

The report of the Science Advisory Committee includes a list of species found. Read it here.

For more inventories of Cheverly plants and animals, see "Life in Cheverly" in the sidebar.


Where is the Biggest Tree in Cheverly?

The biggest tree in Cheverly is -- a Tulip Tree, or Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), found along Tributary 3 in Woodworth Park. The tree is located right off the Lower Beaverdam trail just inside the Woodworth Park entrance.  The tree measured a whopping 155 inches in circumference (a little over 4 feet in diameter) and a staggering estimated height of 185 feet.  See more on the CHVBlog.

Twenty trees in all were nominated in the Cheverly Biggest Tree contest. The winners will be announced formally on, Saturday, November 17th, at the Cheverly Community Market, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly MD 20785.

The map shows all the trees nominated for the 2012 Cheverly Big Tree contest sponsored by the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee. It shows shows trees on public and on private land. (Please get the owner's permission to visit trees on private land.) Click on the green placemarks for more information on each tree.

Cheverly Big Trees



Dave Kneipp measured all the trees. If you want to know how it's done, see the measuring guidelines from American Forests. Our project is uniquely Cheverly, but you might want to learn about Maryland's Big Tree Program.

What is a tree, anyway? Learn about what trees do for us and our environment.




A Makeover for Town Park


On August 8, 2013, the Town Council voted in favor of a resolution adopting a revision to the Town Park master plan. The draft Town Park Master Plan Revision was presented to the Town Council at its worksession of February 28, 2013, and went through three months of public hearings. Seven events were held at which comments were collected from Cheverly residents.

A Town Park restoration is among the recommendations of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Plan as adopted by the town.

The design process derived from a Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee proposal submitted to the Town of Cheverly for the 2013 budget year.

The proposal envisioned generating “ideas and plans for a makeover that showcases best practices for natural landscaping to reduce stormwater runoff and increase the diversity of birds and butterflies while meeting other needs of the community.

An assessment of the site including the source of stormwater runoff and poor drainage areas should be conducted and alternatives developed and reviewed with ample public input. A comprehensive stormwater plan should be included for existing hard surface areas including the upper and lower parking lots, street to the lower parking area, and tennis and basketball sites.

Preferred concepts to include: restoring and expanding the number of native plants, adding raingardens, pervious pavement, site-friendly paths among the trees to make it easier to avoid mud and have less compaction of natural areas, demonstration and education areas featuring native trees and plants, a limited set of trails to better connect existing activity areas while resulting in more nature in the park.”

Subsequently Dan Smith on behalf of the Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee arranged with the Neighborhood Design Center to examine the site, meet with Cheverly residents, and produce a design plan that could be presented to the Town Council.

“The project would review current and future uses of Town Park, inventory natural and built resources in the area from the Community Center to the Public Works building, and develop new designs which the town can adopt as a guide for upgrades and improvements to the park.”



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Cheverly: Our Bay Starts Here!

The big day has passed, but the memories remain. Even better, you can see the results on storm drains throughout Cheverly. Go here to see the photos.