The Patterson Park Neighborhood Greening Partnership (PPNGP) threw serious shade in June!
Partnering with Friends of Library Square, Public Allies, Banner Neighborhoods and the Department of Public works, PPNGP staged a Resource Fair and Trash Blast in Library Square. Neighbors and volunteers gathered to clean the square and adjoining alleys. 311 tickets were submitted for bulk trash. PPNGP gave away 13 trash cans and 21 recycle bins and collected valuable information on ongoing trash issues in the neighborhood.
PPNGP also joined with the Patterson Park Audubon Center, Civic Works, Banner Neighborhoods and neighborhood volunteers to complete a Bird Habitat/Teaching Garden at 201 N. Lakewood, greatly improving the quality of life for the neighborhood and William Paca Elementary students and showcasing one amazing mural. Take a walk and check it out!
A LOT (seriously) of GREEN!
This winter (and part of spring), PPNGP committee members spent an inordinate amount of time writing an extensive grant proposal for the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Chesapeake Bay Trust released that 34 projects were awarded $3.7 million dollars for efforts to clean and green communities that affect the Chesapeake Bay watershed. PPNGP is proud to announce it has been awarded $250,000, one of the largest awards overall, for various impactful projects in the Patterson Park neighborhood.
PPNGP has begun neighborhood outreach to inform the neighbors of the pending installation of pilot blue alleys via a partnership between Blue Water Baltimore, Biohabitats and Baltimore City. These blue alleys will be constructed of a permeable material that both reduces local flooding and cleans water runoff before it hits the Bay.
Finally, PPNGP joined with Banner Neighborhoods to begin renovations on their new offices.
To join in future activities, be sure to like the PPNGP’s Facebook page (Patterson Park Neighborhood Greening Partnership) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.