Current Programs

One Water Partnership

Igniting and equipping the faithful to restore our shared waters, honoring Creation and acting justly in our broader communities. This program is being piloted in the Jones Falls, Harford County and Gaithersburg. IPC will work to cultivate congregations with the goal of  equipping congregations with the tools and knowledge necessary to engage in restoration projects in your region. Check out each page to see the activities like Spiritual Nature Walks and Grant Writing Workshops.  You will also find other resources available to people of faith and their congregations in these areas.

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Alternative Compliance Program 

For Prince George's County congregations: Alternative Compliance Program (ACP) - FREE one-on-one consulting to learn the ways your congregation can reduce its Clean Water Fee through Options 2 & 3 MORE 

Vacation Bible School Program 

For congregations throughout Maryland: "God's Water Heroes, Splash into Living Waters" - FREE Vacation Bible School or Sunday School curriculum including training.  It will be offered to 30 congregations in 4 locations and is focused on caring for God’s waters of Creation within our local watershed. Water is God’s blessing, essential for all life!  MORE

Mini Grants: Training on How to Apply

IPC is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to help congregations learn about their Community Engagement Mini Grant program through webinars and a workshop.  Congregations and religious organizations can apply for up to $5,000 for programs and projects. IPC will provide one-on-one support to help your application shine. To see what types of projects qualify and for information about webinars and workshop. MORE

Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) Internship Applications

Calling The Young and Faithful-IPC is working with the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) to help them reach young adults, ages 18-25, to apply to be Chesapeake Conservation Corps interns. These full-time paid internships will place applicants at host organizations that focus on improving the environment. The application process opens in Feb. 2018 and work begins Aug. 2018. MORE

 Trees for Sacred Places

This program in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is looking for faith owned properties including congregational grounds, retreat centers, summer camps, retirement communities - - anywhere in the state of Maryland that has space to plant trees on their properties. You can partner with other nearby faith-owned properties if your grounds are not very large or provide volunteers for other planting sites.  IPC will provide educational workshops to explore the symbolism and spirituality of stewardship and water in our faith traditions and the importance of tree planting in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The Alliance will provide hands-on training for tree planting and maintenance and will guide the congregations’ volunteers on the planting day.  MORE

Trees For Sacred Places Statewide and in Prince Georges County - specialized tree planting programs for congregations. FREE site assessment, planting plan, trees, all the equipment to plant AND spiritual and environmental workshops. MORE

Trees For Sacred Places Trainings in Howard County and the Eastern Shore - Training workshops for Congregational “Green Leaders” covering the spiritual foundation of Earth stewardship, the environmental benefit of trees, and how to plant and maintain them. MORE 

Baltimore Environmental Equity Partners

The Baltimore Environmental Equity Partners (BEEP) is comprised of nonprofits organizations working on Community Development, Community Organizing, Environmental and Health Advocacy and Social Justice. MORE

Blue Water Congregations

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and Blue Water Baltimore offered this outstanding program to congregations in Baltimore City/County who wished to install stormwater management practices on their grounds! As property owners, congregations are able to reduce their contribution of polluted runoff by installing rain gardens, retrofitting their parking lots, and other best management practices. This program offered congregations the technical and organizational support they needed to embark on construction projects that helped to address polluted runoff and help reduce their stormwater utility fees.  MORE

RiverWise Congregations

IPC's partnership the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has engaged 17 Congregations in Anne Arundel County committed to preserve our sacred waters.  They've done this by signing up to get technical, faith-based, and financial support to help fix the problem of increasing polluted runoff emanating from the congregation's grounds. Each congregation has sponsored one or two congregants to become trained as a Master Watershed Steward with the Watershed Stewards Academy.  Through this program the Stewards have shepherded a capstone project for their congregation and these stormwater management improvements were professionally designed and built on their grounds at no additional cost, thanks to a generous grant by the MD Department of Natural Resources. The estimated value of these infrastructure projects ranges from $10,000 to $60,000 per congregation. MORE




Stay Connected


Living Questions: Faith-Inspired Environmentalism. Listen HERE as IPC's Executive Director Jodi Rose joins Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin and Emmalee June Aman on WYPR to discuss the role faith plays in motivating environmental activists.

Check it out! Jodi appeared on The Green & Sexy Radio Show with Leonard Robinson and Styrofoam Mom.