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Chesapeake Bay Trust Features Native Woodland Project

June 4, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Trust Stewardship June 2019 Newsletter Highlights Catonsville Presbyterian’s Native Woodland Project.

Catonsville Presbyterian Church Tackles Woodlands

“As an Earth Care Congregation, the Catonsville Presbyterian Church has been undertaking a multi-phase effort to improve the church property. The church is entering the fourth year of certification as an Earth Care Congregation, a designation earned through application to the national office, Presbyterian Church (USA) with a range of programs and projects in the areas of worship, education, and building/grounds. As part of this program, the church’s Creation Care Team schedules projects and activities throughout the year, with a focus on environmental hands-on projects from spring through fall.

Last year, a major set of projects were implemented to begin the restoration of a long-neglected area of church property. This area includes woodland, with open grasses areas. These projects were initially planned to work on one section of woodlands that had a particularly serious infestation of invasive plants such as ailanthus and ground vines.”

Read the full story on page three in the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Newsletter.

Learn more about our environmental advocacy work in the Baltimore Sun article, Catonsville Church’s Native Woodlands Project Grows Young Minds.