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.
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.
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.
Through 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
GTA partners with many organizations in its annual tree plantings, pruning projects, invasive vine removal and other community greening projects. These partners include:
- Blue Water Baltimore
- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
- The Greater Towson Council of Community Associations
- Goucher College
- Towson University
- Boy Scouts of America
- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
- Local community organizations
Scout Award Projects
Green Towson Alliance coordinates projects for Girl Scout Gold or Silver Awards, or Boy Scout Eagle Awards. Let us know if you are a Scout and want to work with us on your award project.