Spotlight on Members: Keep America Beautiful Month

April 6, 2015

Did you know? April is National Keep America Beautiful month. In celebration, we’re shining the spotlight on just a few of our members who work tirelessly on preservation, conservation, and beautification projects to help keep Maryland one of the best looking states! Be sure to click on each of the links below to learn more about our members and check out their upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a non-profit organization, mobilizes people and resources to care for the lands, waters and character of the Gunpowder Watershed. Its emphasis is on land preservation, restoration, stream cleanups and education.

The Conservancy is currently looking for volunteers for clean stream projects and tree plantings, check out their calendar of events.



Preservation Maryland
Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

Check out their preservation field trips including Civil War to Civil Rights: Discover a Century of Baltimore History by Bus and Indigenous Landscapes Kayaking Trip.

Baltimore Community ToolBank

Whether it’s the school playground, a church garden or an abandoned lot that needs some extra attention—your group will have enough spades, paint rollers and trash buckets to get the job done thanks to the Baltimore Community ToolBank. The Baltimore Community ToolBank offers the needed tools that charitable organizations can borrow for a week at a time to tackle some of their biggest service projects.

So, whether you have a neighborhood clean-up, a mural project, a community garden or a corporate volunteer day planned, the ToolBank can power your next service event. Learn more about ordering tools…


Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association
The Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association (CEPA) works to restore the Chesapeake Bay by affecting environmental policy and action. CEPA provides education on Bay issues and encourages public activism and involvement in both legislation and enforcement.

Learn more about CEPA’s policy priorities via their seasonal newsletter.


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Join us for our Members Only Roundtables in Baltimore, Owings Mills, Easton, Hagerstown & Pasadena! Learn more on our Events page!



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