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New Webinar: Greening Your Congregations Grounds for Wildlife and Stormwater, February 18, 2016 (1 hour)

In 2015, congregations from Montgomery County, Maryland participated in two workshops to learn how to beautify their congregation’s grounds and reduce its environmental footprint by creating wildlife habitat and rain gardens. The workshop videos provide valuable information for congregations all over the nation. Below are links to several of the presentations including:

  1. Water Unites Us All: Creation, Care & Watershed Restoration
  2. How to Green Your Congregation’s Grounds by Helping Wildlife
  3. Montgomery County’s RainScapes Rewards Program
  4. Planting Strategies: Creating Successful Landscapes
  5. Sacred Grounds Testimonials from Congregations

Funding for this project is provided through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund. In partnership with Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection RainScapes program.

These videos were produced by Matrix Media, Inc.


Water Unites Us All: Creation, Care & Watershed Restoration by Kolya Braun-Greiner, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Educate and inspire your congregation to green your grounds.

This workshop was held at the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland.


How to Green Your Congregation’s Grounds by Helping Wildlife by Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation

Overview of Sacred Grounds, National Wildlife Foundation’s new congregation certification program on creating wildlife habitat. Transform your lawn into a life supporting meadow for wildlife and people alike!

This workshop was held at the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland.


RainScapes by Ann English, Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection

Learn how to reduce stormwater runoff using native landscapes like raingardens and other RainScapes techniques.

This workshop was held at the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland.


Planting Strategies: Creating Successful Landscapes by Claudia West, North Creek Nurseries, Inc

Learn how to select, plant and maintain native plants on your congregation grounds.

This workshop was held at the Colesville United Methodist Church in Colesville, Maryland.


Sacred Grounds Testimonials from Congregations

Hear from Congregations their Support for Sacred Grounds.

These testimonials were filmed at a workshop that was held at the Colesville United Methodist Church in Colesville, Maryland.