“God makes the rain, but we make the runoff.”


Congregations in Anne Arundel
Faithful Stewards of Sacred Waters







17 congregations are taking action to stop polluted runoff

Every property with impervious area (parking lots, roofs, sidewalks) creates polluted stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is the only source of pollution that is still increasing in our rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.  These congregations are making a difference!

What congregations have participated?  

Ark & Dove Presbyterian
Congregation Kol Shalom
Empowering Believers of the Apostolic Faith
Faith Baptist
First Christian Community Church
Holy Family Catholic Church
Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
Mount Zion United Methodist Church (UMC) Magothy
Payne Memorial  AME
St John's Lutheran Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
St. Phillip's Episcopal Church
United Church of Christ of Annapolis
Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Wilson Memorial UMC
Woods Memorial Presbyterian

What have these congregations accomplished? 

  • Sponsored one or more congregation members to attend a Master Watershed Steward (MWS) training at the Watershed Stewards Academy.
  • Recieved technical, faith-based, and financial support to fix this problem on your congregation’s property through $20,000-$60,000 in stormwater management assistance!

What projects were funded?   Watch this RiverWise Congregations video to see! 

What is stormwater management assistance?  

  • Master Watershed Stewards worked with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy to develop a stormwater management plan.

  • Design and Construction of the plan was paid for through grant funds!

  • Master Watershed Stewards were also trained by the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake in the spiritual foundations for care of Creation and ways to engage the faith community in Stewardship actions to help protect our sacred waters.

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