The Environmental Justice Subcommittee invites parishioners to participate in a pruning project of trees planted by Blue Water Baltimore, an environmental non-profit. The project will take place on February 19, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the median of the 1.2 mile stretch of US40, which was built in the 1970’s through West Baltimore, now known as the Highway to Nowhere. When built, the highway separated a very vibrant neighborhood at the time. Blue Water Baltimore has planted nearly 500 trees in an .8 mile of the stretch. Planting trees has many benefits: An urban forest improves air quality by absorbing CO2 and protects human health, combats “heat islands”, keeps communities cooler, supports native wildlife, reduces energy bills, increases property value and beautifies our communities. No experience is necessary as you will be working with Individuals who are trained to prune trees and tools are provided. But dress warm as you are outside.
For more information and to sign up please go to this link: https://bluewaterbaltimore.org/event/2-19-22-weekend-tree-pruning-party/
When you sign up, please let me know at TaFurnari10@gmail.com