Looking for a special opportunity to experience nature through the lens of faith?
Join your Anne Arundel - One Water Partnership team Sunday, August 28th from 5:00-6:30pm for a special on-trail exploration and reflection of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Eastport campus, collective conservation efforts, and their $1,200,000 regenerative stormwater management practice.
Together we'll learn all about...
- The conservation practices found at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
- How environmental work betters communities & bolsters biodiversity.
- Ways you can start conservation landscaping in your own backyard.
Join us for this informational-packed walk as we learn all about this engineering marvel and search the grounds for unusual flora and fauna alike who have come to call this space home. We hope to see you there, and that you will celebrate the gift of creation with us together.
Below: an early photo of the St. Luke's "Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance". Come see how it's changed!
Want to learn more about the St. Luke's "Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance"?
Spearheaded by 2014 WSA Steward Academy graduate, Betsy Love, the "Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance" at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Eastport is one of Annapolis Cities finest examples of green stormwater management infrastructure. Covering just 2.5 acres of the campuses total 4 acres, the multi-tiered stormwater management system is highly efficient; helping to control the speed and filtration of more than 20 acres of urban drainage in Eastport, MD.
Interested in learning more about the restoration practice? Check out this write-up on the St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Eastport website, or join us August 28th for the in-person tour!
St. Luke's Episcopal Church - "Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance"
Above: Created (and implemented) designs from Underwood & Associates,
engineering partners for the Regenerative Stormwater Conveyance.
*The Restoration was made possible by: Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, and Chesapeake Bay Trust. It was designed and constructed by Underwood & Associates. The environmental learning center is funded by the United Thank Offering, a mission organization within the Episcopal Church. Contributing grantors and sponsors include: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis Subaru, Watergate Pointe, Severn River Association, Back Creek Conservancy, Maryland Environmental Trust, Unity Gardens, and donations from community businesses, neighbors, and church members.
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