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, 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.