In July our volunteers braved soaring temps to do some environmental beautification in our city. We planted, weeded, and mulched at Cylburn Arboretum and Westport Community Space. Both of these venues provide an invaluable resource to their communities and allow residents to work, live, and play in green spaces.
Cylburn Arboretum has a long history in the community, educating children and adults through natural environments, while stressing the importance of education, arts, and fitness. This appreciation for the natural world was not lost on our volunteers as they toured the grounds and cleaned the space.
At the other end of the spectrum, Westport Community Space is a brand new designated green space within the community. As the city continues to address the issues stemming from vacancies, many have thought to transition these areas into green space. We were thrilled to be part of this initial transformation of an empty lot into a community garden.
After leaving our community cleaner and greener, we made our way to Das Bier Haus in Federal Hill. They treated us well with cold brews, giant pretzels, and sausages.
Check out our friends who made July’s event possible:
Westport Community Space
Das Bier Haus