The coordinator who led a volunteer effort to plant 200 trees in a grove near the dam at Wilde Lake on Saturday said the event was "outstanding."
Rhoda Toback, who coordinated the planting as part of a capstone project for the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy, said that by 10:45 a.m. all 200 of the trees had been planted, even though the event was scheduled to run until noon.
"The energy and response of everyone was amazing," said Toback in an email.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources provided the dogwood, locust, oak, poplar, sweet gum and wild cherry trees that were planted. The planting will help enhance the stream buffer below the dam, according to John McCoy, watershed manager for Columbia Association.