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 watershed in Baltimore City and County. Register for Spiritual Nature Walks and Visioning Sessions. 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 


Vacation Bible School Program 

For Prince George's County congregations: "God's Water Heroes, Splash into Living Waters" - A FREE Vacation Bible School or Sunday School Curriculum including training and supplies.  It will be offered to 10 congregations 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


Alternative Compliance Program 

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


Mini Grants: Training on How to Apply

In 2016 IPC partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to help congregations learn about their mini-grant program through a series of webinars and workshops. Click Here to watch a recorded version of one of the webinars to learn best practices to enhance grant applications and make them stand out. To see what types of projects qualify and for information about future webinars MORE


 

Blue Water Congregations

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and Blue Water Baltimore to offered this outstanding program to congregations in Baltimore City/County who wished to install stormwater management practices on their grounds! As property owners, congregations can 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 will address polluted runoff and help reduce their stormwater utility fees.  MORE


RiverWise Congregations

IPC is excited to announce a new program in partnership with the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. 17 Congregations in Anne Arundel County have committed to preserve our sacred waters  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 is sponsoring one or two congregants to become a Master Watershed Steward. Through this program the congregation will receive stormwater management improvements 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 range from $10,000 to $60,000 per congregation. MORE 


 

 

 

 

 


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