- Silent auction
- DJ and dancing
- “Roaring ’20′s” theme!
Don’t miss out on THE neighborhood of the year!
Don’t miss out on THE neighborhood of the year!
Thursday, Dec 18th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Breath of God Lutheran Church, 141 S Clinton St
Neighbors in Baltimore are forming a Solar Co-op to go solar as a group and get a discount. Join us to learn more about the basics of solar and how the co-op works!
Based on the same principal as buying in bulk, the co-op will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, but each participant owns their own system and will sign their own contract with the chosen installer.
By going solar as a group, members will save 30% off the cost of a solar system. They’ll also have the support of the co-op throughout the process instead of having to go it alone. The co-op is being organized by Civic Works’ Retrofit Baltimore program and Maryland SUN. Anyone located in Baltimore City and Baltimore County is welcome to join. Come to the information session, or call your personal Energy Advocate at: 410-929-6139 or http://www.retrofitbaltimore.org/solar_co-op_info_session
Trusted information from your personal Energy
• Advocate to help you decide if going solar is right
• Free step-by-step guidance throughout the solar
• Save 70% off the cost of going solar by taking
advantage of the co-op discount, federal tax credit,
solar renewable energy credits, and state grants
• Final cost of between $4,500 and $8,000, depending
on the size of your solar system
• Contractor selected through a competitive Request
for Proposals process, to ensure the highest quality
work at the best price
• Confidence of working with trusted non-profit
organizations advocating on your behalf
Event: 2014 Patterson Park Home and Garden Tour
When: Sat, September 27, 11am – 3pm
Where: Baltimore’s Best Park — Patterson Park!
Description: Take a peek into our neighbors’ beautiful and unique homes and gardens when the Patterson Park Home and (for the first time ever) Garden Tour takes place Saturday, September 27, from 11am to 3pm. Over a dozen homes and gardens will be open for this self-guided tour.
Tickets for sale in front of BistroRx at 2901 E. Baltimore St. and Grace’s Acre at 101 N. Patterson Park Ave for $15, $12 in advance. With a ticket purchase, customers will receive a tour booklet which features descriptions of the homes along with a tour map. Last ticket will be sold at 3pm. Raffles and specials will be at BistroRx and there will be a Block Party on the Unit Block of Potomac starting at 6pm. Spend the day in Patterson Park. You will never want to leave.
If you would like information about advertising in the Tour booklet (or any other information), please contact Kim Wiggins by phone or text at 443-812-5343, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, the name of your business, your address and phone number in the email.
Blue Water Baltimore was recently awarded $487,000 for future stormwater work in Library Square.
Yes, you read that correctly…
$487,000 for large-scale improvements to Library Square, including replacing existing sidewalks with approximately 6,000 square feet of pervious surface and installing a 1,000 square foot rain garden. The Library Square project is the largest project in the $1.5 million Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Fund Grant awarded to Blue Water Baltimore.
Blue Water Baltimore also coordinated a $35,000 Chesapeake Bay Trust grant to convert the main square area into a purposeful design that demonstrates environmentally-friendly stormwater management and mitigation.
The Friends of Library Square (FOLS) Design Committee, working with their consultant BioHabitats, and stakeholders, recently completed a Proposed Revitalization Plan for Library Square. The innovative plan incorporates multiple placemaking strategies including a series of rain gardens, stormwater diversions, and public seating areas interwoven between the critical root zones of the Linden trees.
What makes this plan exciting is that there is dedicated funding to make it a reality. The $487,000 award is allocated to fund the execution of Biohabitiats, Inc. and FOLS Water Management Design Plan by 2016!
Communication with the City’s Department of Recreation & Parks (DRP), Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Enoch Pratt Free Library, William Paca Elementary School, community partners, neighborhood organizations, residents and businesses has been on-going. This project has the full support of both Councilman Kraft and Branch.
Additional, allocated, Library Square Funding:
In case you missed the news, below is a snapshot of recent Library Square happenings:
PPNA North Sector VP collaborated with Baltimore Housing Code Enforcement’s Legal Section to demolish the rat infested property on the vacant lot across from Library Square and William Paca Elementary School to make room for a new bird habitat and teaching garden. She also brought volunteers from University of Baltimore honors students to help prep for the new Audubon habitat/teaching native garden and clean and green Library Square as part of University of Baltimore’s Community Service Day.
The Public Allies Trash Blast Resource Fair & Audubon Native Garden planting took place on Saturday, June 14th. An estimated 30 volunteers executed the instillation of the garden and an estimated 140 volunteers participated in the Trash Blast pick up.
A petition is being completed to reverse the traffic flow on Pulaski in order to eliminate speeding thru traffic and large trucks travelling along Library Square’s north side.
There has been ongoing collaboration with Department of Transportation, Banner Neighborhoods and the FOLS design committee to implement a street art and sculpture installation, planters, additional trash cans, seating, bike racks, and other improvements by this Labor Day.
Many stakeholders have been participating in discussions regarding the consolidation of the bus stops along Library Square and the potential for a Farmer’s Market in Library Square.
No longer satisfied with being a pathway to somewhere else, Library Square will be a unique community and ecological destination that is beautiful, safe and vibrant. Cared for well into the 21st century, Library Square will connect people to place, nature and one another. We have a plan, community support, and the funding to transform Library Square within the next couple of years!
Join us! The Friends of Library Square meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Patterson Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Library from 6pm-8pm. Delicious food is always provided. Contact Anthony Newman at email@example.com.
For more information about the grant: http://dnr.maryland.gov/trustfund/capitalgrants.asp
For more information about Blue Water Baltimore: http://www.bluewaterbaltimore.org/
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.
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