CITY OF BALTIMORE: Presentation on Councilmember Victorine Adams and Grants

Happy Summer, everyone from the Baltimore Green Network!

Join us for a great presentation celebrating Baltimore City’s first female Black Councilmember, Victorine Adams at a presentation on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the upcoming Cab Calloway Legends Park, 2221 Division Street.  Councilmember Adams spent her life registering Black voters, recruiting Black candidates to run for local and state offices, getting those candidates elected, and promoting equity.   Hear about her amazing life with a great presentation by Dr. Ida E. Jones, author of “Civil Rights Leader Victorine Adams.”

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has opened up its FY22 Community Legacy and Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI) Grants program.   The deadline is June 24 at 3 p.m.  With funding up to $75,000, these grants can support beautification, local housing, community and economic development, and other revitalization projects. The project must be in Baltimore City’s Sustainable Community area and the applicant or its fiscal agent must be a community development organization. More information can be found at:  https://news.maryland.gov/dhcd/2021/05/11/maryland-department-of-housing-and-community-development-announces-fiscal-year-2022-application-round-for-state-revitalization-programs/

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has opened its Outreach and Restoration grant program.  The deadline is August 11 at 4 p.m.  The grant is open to nonprofit organizations, community and homeowner associations, faith-based organizations, and more.  This grant program encourages outreach, community engagement activities, and on-the-ground restoration and beautification projects that increase knowledge, change behavior, and accelerate stewardship of natural resources that involve residents in restoring local green spaces, waterways, and natural resources.  Grant amounts range from $30,000 to $75,000.  For more information, go to: https://cbtrust.org/grants/outreach-and-restoration/

Join Baltimore’s Cities Connecting Children to Nature team for its Nature Nurtures 2021 workshop series from June 18 to July 8.  These workshops, open to anyone living or working in Baltimore City, highlight the mental and physical health and academic benefits of spending time in nature, address barriers to nature access in Baltimore City, and introduces residents to various local green spaces and practitioners.
The Nature Nutures’ workshops include a combination of virtual and in-person, outdoor sessions across the city. The topics include trauma-informed care training, forest bathing walks, professional developments on outdoor learning, nature yoga, a youth panel, and more!  Most workshops are free. For more information, go to: https://www.baltimoresustainability.org/children-and-nature/nature-nurtures-symposium/

Thanks, everyone!

Kimberley M. Knox  (she/her)
Greening Coordinator, Baltimore Green Network
Department of Planning/City of Baltimore
417 E. Fayette St., 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-396-5902
E-Mail: kimberley.knox@baltimorecity.govOur Mission:  To build Baltimore as a diverse, sustainable and thriving city of neighborhoods and as the economic and cultural driver for the region.