GTA Launches Be the Green Change Campaign

In honor of its 5th anniversary, the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) is launching a Be the Green Change Campaign to encourage people to think green and make changes in their lives to benefit our planet and fight climate change.  The centerpiece of this campaign is a personal pledge to examine our individual impact on the … Continue reading “GTA Launches Be the Green Change Campaign”

GTA Celebrates 5 Years of Environmental Strides

As the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) enters its fifth year, this volunteer group is celebrating the strides it has made in environmental advocacy and action since its inception in 2015. GTA has worked to increase open space in Towson, promote a greener local community and protect our environment. Across five years, GTA has planted 900+ … Continue reading “GTA Celebrates 5 Years of Environmental Strides”

GTA Alerts Public to Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Lake Roland Park

On August 8, 2019, Green Towson Alliance (GTA) observed and documented clear evidence of a large sanitary sewer overflow in Lake Roland Park, including a broken manhole stack in the flood plain and sewage debris caught in area bushes knee deep. Lake Roland Nature Council told GTA they reported the overflow to the Baltimore County … Continue reading “GTA Alerts Public to Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Lake Roland Park”

Green Towson Alliance Volunteers Remove 5.6 Thousand Pounds of Trash from Towson Streams

During the Green Towson Alliance’s (GTA) stream cleanup month in April, volunteers cleaned up and removed 5,605 pounds of trash from local streams in Towson neighborhoods. Everything from styrofoam, plastic, glass and metal, thrown into the streams or blown in from nearby streets and alleys, was picked up by 260 volunteers. The streams can carry trash for … Continue reading “Green Towson Alliance Volunteers Remove 5.6 Thousand Pounds of Trash from Towson Streams”

County Executive Thanks GTA for Improving Environment of Baltimore County Communities

On April 13, during the Green Towson Alliance’s (GTA) 4th annual stream cleanup, Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr. visited one of the 11 stream cleanup sites to thank GTA for improving the environment of Baltimore County communities. Volunteers cleaned up local streams, removing trash and litter to restore the natural beauty of the … Continue reading “County Executive Thanks GTA for Improving Environment of Baltimore County Communities”

GTA Cleaning Up Local Streams at 11 Sites

This spring Green Towson Alliance (GTA) is cleaning up local streams in Towson neighborhoods at 11 sites, clearing out trash and debris for a healthier and more beautiful community.  GTA volunteers will concentrate on the Herring Run stream and its tributaries this year, cleaning up this local stream in 9 different locations.  Last year, GTA … Continue reading “GTA Cleaning Up Local Streams at 11 Sites”

Climate Change – Is it Coming or is it Already Here?

Climate change is already impacting our weather, our health, our food and water security and even our home gardens.  In 2018, extreme weather events occurred across the world at a record pace and intensity and scientists cite the effects of climate change as a major cause.  On March 26, Dr. Sara Via, a Professor of … Continue reading “Climate Change – Is it Coming or is it Already Here?”

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Garden

Nancy Lawson, author of “The Humane Gardener,” will offer practical ways on how to nurture a backyard that is friendly to all the creatures who live in your neighborhood on Sunday December 9 at the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Library.   This program is free, and begins at 2 PM in the basement … Continue reading “Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Garden”

Green Speaker Series to be held at Towson Library

              This fall, an innovative series of “Green” programs will be presented by the Green Towson Alliance (GTA) and the Friends of the Towson Library.  All three programs are free to the public. On Saturday, September 22 at 2 PM, the first green presentation, “Native Plants for Containers,” will feature a demonstration on how … Continue reading “Green Speaker Series to be held at Towson Library”

Radebaugh Park Groundbreaking Celebrated

When ground is broken at Radebaugh Park on August 28, 2018, the Green Towson Alliance will celebrate the new neighborhood park and the collaborative partnership that made it happen.  Radebaugh Park will give families and neighbors a green, natural environment where they may enjoy trees, nature and a peaceful setting.  At the groundbreaking ceremony, GTA … Continue reading “Radebaugh Park Groundbreaking Celebrated”