About Us

tree planting in Towson
Photo credit: J Brough Schamp

The Green Towson Alliance (GTA) was created in 2015 by residents from neighborhoods in and around Towson who wanted to work together to create a greener, healthier and more beautiful community through collaboration and activism.

Green Towson

As Towson grows, we want to be sure that our beautiful legacy trees are preserved, plenty of new trees are planted, pedestrians and cyclists are welcomed and open spaces and parks are created for the enjoyment of all.
Supporting infrastructure must keep pace with development so that our waterways and air stay clean and stormwater can be absorbed without flooding our streets and homes.

tree planting in towson
Photo credit: J Brough Schamp

Within our member communities we work to educate neighbors about the impact of decisions they make in their own yards.  We collaborate with other like-minded organizations to promote the planting of native species, discourage the use of pesticides that harm native fauna and encourage home storm water management methods.

Towson Neighbors

Stream clean up in Towson MDThrough our work with our neighbors, whether planting saplings, freeing mature trees from invasive vines, cleaning trash out of neighborhood streams, or planning a walkable trail through Towson, we have found we have a lot in common. Friendship, camaraderie, and respect are also the tangible results of our efforts.

We have found that being good stewards of Towson’s natural resources has also rewarded us with lasting friendships and partnerships throughout Baltimore County and Maryland.


Green Government Partners

Green Towson Alliance has worked constructively with the Baltimore County administration, County Council members, and state legislators on projects that enhance neighborhood green space.

Green Project Partners for Towson

students posing with tree closeup in Towson MDGTA partners with many organizations in its annual tree plantings, pruning projects, invasive vine removal and other community greening projects. These partners include: