Greening Our Sacred Grounds

In case you haven't been reading the e-news - there is a new ministry in town! Geri Drymalski is heading up a ministry focused on conserving our grounds, living into our call to be stewards of our land, and helping to keep St. Anne's a beautiful place to come and worship! She is planning on attending a free workshop on April 19 and hopes that some others will join. We may even learn how we can get some funds to help us!

Sacred Grounds Workshop: 
How to Green Your Congregation's Grounds
Sunday, April 19, 2-5 pm
Adat Shalom
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda

We'll discuss:
- how to manage stormwater, attract birds and butterflies, and improve the overall health of your congregation's grounds
- the innovative National Wildlife Federation's Sacred Grounds program, a certification for congregations that have made their grounds friendly to wildlife, and
- the Montgomery County RainScapes program, which offers rebates for projects that reduce stormwater runoff. 

The workshop is free. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Stevens at

This workshop is co-sponsored by National Wildlife Federation, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and the Montgomery County RainScapes program.