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Connecting the Drops: Water in Church Neighborhoods of Capitol Region Watershed District

Where is your neighborhood on this map? …and where do your rainwater and snow melt go? Growing Green Hearts is connecting churches and neighborhoods with their watershed using water education and water quality actions.

This 2020 project called “Connecting the Drops: Water in Church Neighborhoods of Capitol Region Watershed District” is grant-funded by Capitol Region Watershed District.

GOAL:   Water events and education tools are designed to bring people together, improve water quality AND meet the needs of churches. You’re invited to learn then act hyper-locally in the parking lots, neighborhoods, gardens and beyond… serving the watersheds where we live by improving water quality!  

Water Where We Live Calendar of Events 2020

All events will support social distancing by using Zoom videocalls, YouTube, social media live posts, or outdoor guided walks for less than 10 in one place or as recommended by the state of Minnesota.  

January 2020

 1.7.20     11:00am     Water Where We Live: Meet’N’Greet Event @ Capitol Region Watershed District Community Rm

 1.23.20   9:00am       Connect-the-Drops Leader & Educator Training @ Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church

February 2020

 2.25.20   11:00am     Water Where We Live:  Smart Salting Event @ Capitol Region Watershed District Community Rm

March 2020

 3.2.20     4:00pm       Water Faith Education Team Meeting #1 @ Christ on Capitol Hill Lutheran Church

April 2020

 4.06.20    4:00pm      Water Faith Education Team Meeting #2 via ZOOM with GrowingGreenHearts,LLC

 4.20.20    4:00pm      Water Faith Education Team Meeting #3 via ZOOM with GrowingGreenHearts,LLC

May 2020

5.4.20    @4:00pm      Water Faith Education Team Meeting #4 via ZOOM with GrowingGreenHearts,LLC. Email Heidi for more information.

 5.13.20  @11:30 am      Water Where We Live: Lawn Care with Water Quality in Mind         

Via ZOOM with Capitol Region Watershed District & GrowingGreenHearts,LLC. Link to join Zoom Meeting, with Meeting ID: 213 167 6295 and password is lawn.

June 2020

 ZOOM       Water Where We Live:  Our Water Stories via ZOOM with GrowingGreenHearts,LLC with stories gathered from near and far as told people living in the Capitol Region Watershed District today.

A St. Paul Water Story: Lake McCarrons and Galilee Lutheran Church

Water Where We Live: Water Stories from Luther Seminary Students (part 1)

Water Where We Live: Water Stories from Luther Seminary Students (part 2)

July 2020 

 7.19.20    12:00pm       Water Where We Live: Grow, Paddle, & Water Walks @ Lake McCarron hosted by Galilee Lutheran

August 2020

ZOOM  Questions and Answers about Connect-the-Drops: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership curriculum and cohorts for faith-based groups in the St. Paul area exploring participating in Fall/Winter 2020 with Growing Green Hearts, LLC and Capitol Region Watershed District. Zoom link above. Password: water

September 2020

TBD        Connect-the-Drops Leader & Educator Training @ TBD. This 4 hour training will be provided for churches and faith-based groups committed to participation in the 2020 fall/winter cohort of Connect-The-Drops curriculum by Heidi Ferris of Growing Green Hearts, LLC. Grant-funded by Capitol Region Watershed District.

TBD         Water Where We Live: Plants of the Neighborhood, Rain Gardens + More” with Capitol Region Watershed District & GrowingGreenHearts,LLC 

October 2020 

TBD         Water Where We Live: Racial Justice & Environmental Justice speaker an/or outdoor walking tour

November 2020

TBD         Water Where We Live: Social Media & Smart Salting for Churches  with Church Offset Printing & StopOverSalting

December 2020

TBD          Water Where We Live: Water Love Through Poetry, Art, Song & Story with local artists combined with water stories collected by students from local churches