Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees held two fund-raising events and recently donated $11,910 to the Charles County, Port Tobacco River Conservancy.
The Port Tobacco River Conservancy (PTRC) in Charles County plans to expand its outreach to students and local residents who frequently don’t have the opportunity to experience the outdoors. “You don’t have to be a scientist or an environmentalist to enjoy and appreciate the value of a flourishing habitat,” said Julie Simpson, Vice President of PTRC. “When we provide children with the opportunity to see and touch the plants and animals that live along the river, it sparks a sense of discovery, and a new world opens up for them.” She added, “Students can then extend what they’ve learned to their own homes and neighborhoods. And maybe one day, they’ll build their own rain garden or coordinate a community cleanup day.”
Volunteers led by PTRC collect debris and trash along the banks of the Port Tobacco River.