For those who live outside of the project regions, we encourage all alumni to put on your favorite St. Mary’s apparel and reach out to a neighbor in need, volunteer for a service organization, or host your own project to better your local community.
St. Mary’s City, MD – Historic St. Mary’s City
Where: Historic St. Mary’s City | 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Organization: Historic St. Mary’s City
Project Leader: David Flood ’84 & Cathy Ray ’77 | email@example.com
Historic St. Mary’s City, a National Historic Landmark since 1969, is the site of Maryland’s first capital and features a reconstruction of the original colonial settlement, living history area, and museum complex. Volunteers will take on a variety of tasks around the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, including repair work on the rail fence, weeding in the colonial garden, and general maintenance around the plantation grounds.
St. Mary’s City, MD – Keep St. Mary’s Beautiful
Where: St. Mary’s College of Maryland | 47645 College Drive, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Organizations: SMCM Office of Sustainability
Project Leader: Ivan Hernandez ’17 & Kate Cumberpatch ’17 | firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
The Office of Sustainability manages St. Mary’s College’s green initiatives including the Kate Chandler Campus Farm, the St. Mary’s Arboretum, and more. For the third year, volunteers will serve the Bay and the local community by cleaning up debris on campus and along the College’s shoreline before it makes its way into the St. Mary’s River.
La Plata, MD – Spring Dell Center
Where: Spring Dell Center | 6040 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Organization: Spring Dell Center, Inc.
Project Leader: Holly Gonzalez ’15 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Dell Center is a local nonprofit that has been assisting adults with developmental disabilities by connecting them to the community and employment in Charles County for over 50 years. Volunteers will help revitalize the main Spring Dell location through general cleanup and mulching of the courtyard.
Washington, D.C. – Anacostia Watershed Society
Where: Anacostia Park, Section D – Aquatic Resources Education Center | 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, D.C. 20020
Organization: Anacostia Watershed Society
Project Leader: Rosa Trembour ’11 | email@example.com
Anacostia Watershed Society protects and restores the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by stopping pollution now, restoring natural systems, and reconnecting the community to the river. Volunteers will join thousands of others to clean up sites along the Anacostia River and its tributary streams throughout the watershed in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
Annapolis, MD – South River Federation
Where: Tri-State Marine | 5861 Deale Churchton Road, Deale, MD 20751
Organization: South River Federation
Project Leader: Kate Fritz ’04
The mission of the South River Federation is to protect, preserve, restore, and celebrate the South River and its local environment. Volunteers will help plant native trees and shrubs in this newly created wetland restoration site which will help clear the water before it goes into Parker Creek and then the Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore, MD – Real Food Farm
Where: Real Food Farm | 2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
Organization: Civic Works Real Food Farm
Project Leader: Hillary Heckwolf ’08 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Real Food Farm is Civic Works’ innovative urban agricultural enterprise engaged in growing fresh produce on eight acres in and around Clifton Park in northeast Baltimore. Volunteers will be removing invasive species, preparing beds, weeding, planting fruit trees, spreading compost, and constructing a hoophouse.
Baltimore, MD – Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Where: Baltimore Marine Center Lighthouse Point | 2700 Lighthouse Point E, Baltimore, MD 21202
Organization: Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership
Project Leader: Marie Snyder ’10 | email@example.com
The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership’s goal is to enhance and preserve the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population and train its volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can speak to others about the role that oysters play in improving water health. For the second year, volunteers will help clean 100 oyster cages currently in the Baltimore Harbor and take an eco-tour led by a Healthy Harbor staff member which includes a visit to the new trash wheel.
Frederick, MD – Color on the Creek
Where: Carroll Creek Linear Park | 121 North Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Organization: Color on the Creek
Project Leader: Kristi Jacobs Woods ’97 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Color on the Creek is an all volunteer inspired and managed water garden located in the Carroll Creek Linear Park which runs through the heart of downtown Frederick. For the third year, volunteers will help clean up the waterway, fertilize plants, relocate/add planters, remove algae, and more – all in preparation to ensure the successful growth of hundreds of lilies, lotus, and bog plants that make this waterway such an incredible landmark of Frederick.
Philadelphia, PA – Schuykill Scrub
Where: Rapps Dam Covered Bridge | Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Organization: Schuykill Action Network
Project Leader: Lisa McQuighan Jordan ’05 | email@example.com
The Schuykill Scrub is a watershed-wide clean-up initiative that takes place annually to prepare the French Creek Trail for spring. Volunteers will be removing trash and invasive plants, as well as pruning the trail along the Schuykill River starting at the Rapps Dam Covered Bridge, north of Philadelphia.
Boston, MA – Middlesex Fells Reservation
Where: Middlesex Fells Reservation | 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA 02180
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Project Leader: Marina Carlson ’12 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middlesex Fells Reservation is a historic public recreation area managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston. Volunteers will participate in a trail maintenance clean up.
Chicago, IL – Columbia Sailing School
Where: Columbia Sailing School | 111 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Organization: Columbia Sailing School
Project Leader: Katie Tinder ’06 | email@example.com
Columbia Sailing School is a non-profit community sailing organization aimed towards sailors of all ages and ability areas. Volunteers will participate in the Lake Michigan Marine Debris Clean-Up of Monroe and DuSable Harbors in downtown Chicago, as well as the land that borders both harbors.
Miami, FL – Palmetto Middle School Green Team
Where: Deering Point of the Miami-Dade County Parks | 17350 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33157
Organization: Palmetto Middle School
Project Leader: Erica Watts ’92 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Palmetto Middle School Green Team’s mission is to promote and improve environmental stewardship, teach civic responsibility, and nurture a passion for sustainable living practices in order to strengthen the local community. Volunteers will partner with the Palmetto Middle School PTA and students for a bay/shoreline pick up at Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay.
Denver, CO – Children’s Museum of Denver
Where: Children’s Museum of Denver | 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver, CO 80211
Organization: Children’s Museum of Denver
Project Leader: Alisa Ambrose ’85 | email@example.com
The Children’s Museum of Denver offers interactive and fun exhibits that let kids learn and discover on their own terms. Volunteers will support the Museum’s Earth Day Celebration including setting up, tearing down, and interacting with visitors.
San Francisco, CA – EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park
Where: Heron’s Head Park | 32 Jennings Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Organization: EcoCenter Coastal Cleanups
Project Leader: Micah Morgan ’09 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park is to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. For the third year, volunteers will join in the Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup to remove everyday waste that harms the ecosystem.