Green Leader Brigade




​​A special initiative of the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER), it is a “go-to” group of volunteers, ages 16 and above, who help with yearly stream cleanups, tree plantings, and other environmental projects. ​

Become a Volunteer

As a Green Leader Brigade volunteer, you can participate in events,  receive trainings on various topics, and learn how to organize your own events. However, training workshop attendance is not a prerequisite to participate as a Green Leader Brigade volunteer.

Skill-building sessions and hands-on projects will provide Green Leader Brigade volunteers with the knowledge and experience needed to assist local organizations with environmental projects, as well as identify projects that can be done in their own communities. OSER can also work with you to help organize your event, generate volunteers, and provide materials such as storm drain stenciling kits. 

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Green Leader Brigade volunteers participate in the "Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative"

Upcoming Events

If you are interested in planting some trees, the Green Leader Brigade will be joining Stream-Link Education in Point of Rocks, on Saturday, May 5, 2018  to plant one acre of trees in the Canal Run neighborhood.    The event is from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.and it will be a great event for all ages!    Please contact Suzanne Cliber for more information.

Green Leader Brigade News

October 7, 2017 - What a beautiful day we had for our Green Leader Brigade "Tree Diversity" skill-building session on October 7th! Thank you to Jenny Willoughby, Sustainability Manager for the City of Frederick, and to their Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer, Yash, for taking our group on a very informative walk through Waterford Park in Frederick. Participants learned about tree canopy, diversity, and choosing the right tree for the right place. Click here for a great tree identification resource from the City of Frederick called the "Tree Frederick Guide".  Thank you to everyone who participated!

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If you would like more information about the Green Leader Brigade and our upcoming events, please email