Towson Presbyterian Church is located in the Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore. They were an early adopter -- having been certified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church USA in 2010. They have done a lot of building to form a green team and get the approval of the church to pursue a stormwater project. In 2020 they submitted a grant application to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for funding to design two rain gardens and a cistern system to reduce stormwater pollution emanating from the church roof and parking lot. The application is pending. They also participated in IPC's Faithful Green Leaders Training in February 2020. They maintain an intergenerational garden to teach about gardening and the ecosystem, and all produce grown is donated to the local food pantry. Towson Presbyterian Church maintains an offsite preserve called "BeeTree Preserve," which is a 263-acre preserve of forests, fields, streams and wetlands located 25 miles north of Towson in Parkland, MD. The preserve haswelcomed visitors and inhabitants—both animal and human—for hundreds of years. To learn more about this congregation or the preserve, click here.
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