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Anticipating Arbor Day, Archbishop Curley High School teamed with the Baltimore Tree Trust to plant another 115 trees on the Curley campus on March 23rd. This is the second part of an effort which has added a total of 215 trees to the East Baltimore campus. The trees planted this spring, a combination of red maples and Jefferson elms, will enhance the East end of the 33-acre campus, and complement the trees that were earlier planted on the West end.
The School is grateful for grants received by the Tree Trust from American Sugar Refining / Domino Sugar and Pennrose Properties which designated the Curley site for this project. Students assisted in the planting efforts, recognizing the Franciscan value of respect for the environment that is part of the School’s tradition.
Fr. Donald Grzymski, OFM Conv., president of the School, commented, “We are so grateful for this cooperative effort with the Tree Trust, an effort that improves the campus and will also improve the air quality of Baltimore, and so grateful for the corporate support that has made this second round of planting possible.”
Our friars have been a part of the administration, leadership, campus ministry, instruction and staff of Archbishop Curley High School (a Catholic high school in the Franciscan tradition, serving young men in grades 9 – 12, since 1961.