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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

 TBD       Water Where We Live:  Our Water Stories via ZOOM with GrowingGreenHearts,LLC with stories gathered by students from local churches.

July 

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

August

 8.3.20       5:00pm     Connect-the-Drops Leader & Educator Training @ TBD

 8.5.20       11:00am   Water Where We Live: From Parking Lots to Tot Spots”  with Capitol Region Watershed District & GrowingGreenHearts,LLC 

September

TBD         Water Where We Live: About Rain Gardens + Maintenance” with Capitol Region Watershed District & GrowingGreenHearts,LLC 

October 

TBD         Water Where We Live: Indigenous Story, Sacred Sites & Water Stories of this Land” with Jim Bear Jacobs from Healing Minnesota Stories

November

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

December

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