Brown Green Team to Expand Activities Using Grant Funding

The Brown Green Team helps build a vegetable garden with students at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has awarded the Brown Green Team a $2,500 grant to continue its coordination of environmental education and stewardship programs between Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian and students at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School.
Among the projects being developed:
  • a church youth and adults canoe trip on the Susquehanna River with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, scheduled for May 5, 2018.
  • spring and fall field trips for church youth and Eutaw-Marshburn students with the Living Classrooms Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Robinson Nature Center (in Columbia, Md.).
  • vegetable and pollinator garden construction and maintenance at Eutaw-Marshburn in April and May 2018, and
  • native tree planting and invasive species removal along the Jones Falls river corridor.
Please contact McKay Jenkins, leader of the Green Team, at [email protected], to become involved in any of these projects.
Brown Memorial’s Green Team also recently received a $1,000 grant from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to participate in its One Water Partnership program, along with more than a dozen other congregations.

As a chartered member in the One Water Partnership program, the Green Team has committed to taking a series of “actions” over the next two years to cultivate a strong, faith-rooted commitment to pollution reduction within the Jones Falls watershed.