Earth Day at Memorial

Here’s what’s up at on Earth Day at Memorial, Sunday, April 22nd—a week from today! Please consider supporting with your presence and your questions one or both of these efforts. 


  •  12:10pm in Upper Farnham Hall (W. Lafayette St. entrance): Noted environmental broadcast journalist/author Tom Pelton will discuss Chesapeake Bay history as described in his new book, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World.  Tom speaks boldly and knowledgably about the Bay and environmental challenges.  His publicist will have copies of the book for purchase and signing.


  • 1:30pm in the Rectory Building (1209 Bolton St.): At the “Into the Woods” pre-show reception, Lisa Schroeder, President & CEO of Parks & People Foundation, will tell us about the organization’s current initiative to connect everyone in Baltimore to nature, their communities and each other through vibrant parks and green spaces. The foundation is currently creating parks in 5 blighted neighborhoods to provide equitable access to safe, healthy green space for 65,000 people within a 10-minute walk. Next steps in striving to achieve that equity throughout the city will be offered.

JoAnn Trach Tongson, talented landscape architect with Mahan Rykiel Associates, will join parishioner/green team co-lead Dick Williams in discussing the pollinator micro-habitat/garden classroom now under construction at Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School.  (Copies of Tom Pelton’s book will be on hand for purchase there too.)