Episcopal Church of the Ascension has taken much pride in caring for their grounds. Their Green Team has played an integral role in Creation care at the congregation, all inspired by their Rector, Rev. Javier Garcia Ocampo. Father Javier has been the catalyst in getting the Green Team to move beyond purpose and towards impact.

Their team has also proven that persistence is key to accomplishing goals. In 2023, they received a Chesapeake Bay Trust mini-grant that they used to install a rain garden on the property and expand their outreach to the greater community in Gaithersburg and beyond. Meeting regularly every month is a key to the success of the passionate members of this robust team. 

To learn more about this congregation, click here or visit https://ascensionmd.org/ .