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Raphael Talisman/The Gazette
Glen Echo resident Holly Shimry, the executive director of the United States Botanical Gardens, speaks during a tree-planting ceremony at the University of Maryland, College Park as students protest the school's plan to clear nine acres of forest to make way for the East Campus Project. In the crowd (from left) are senior Phil Hannam, Associate Vice President for Facilities at the University of Maryland Frank Brewer, junior Matt Dernoga, sophomore Yonah Meiselman and senior Davey Rogner, all of College Park.