Join Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, Church of the Apostles UCC, and Congregation Sharaai Shomayim for an evening of exploration and reflection. Back in April, COA UCC and CSS joined together to clean Brubaker Run where it runs through Rader Park – a wonderful time was had by all. We even removed a shopping cart from the stream! Now that the stream looks clean, what else can we learn about its health and how to better care for it?

Join us at Rader Park on August 2 5:30-7:30pm as we do just that! Together, we will learn about how to analyze a stream for health markers and make connections to the values we hold as communities of faith.

Bring a pair of waders/boots (if you have them!) and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Light snacks and water will be available – bring a cup/water bottle with you.

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The Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) envisions people who are empowered through science education to participate in decision making about water resources in their local community. ALLARM is a program of Dickinson College that achieves its mission by providing an enhanced educational experience for Dickinson students to learn fundamental environmental, community engagement, science education, and non-profit skills. We engage communities to use science as a tool to investigate the health of their streams and to use the data they generate for aquatic protection and restoration efforts. ALLARM has provided capacity building assistance to Pennsylvania communities to monitor, protect and restore local waterways since 1986.

About IPC:

Our mission is to ignite the power of faith communities in the Chesapeake region to honor all of Creation by working together to protect and restore our shared watershed.
There are over 19,000 congregations in the Chesapeake watershed. Imagine the potential if we all worked together to restore clean water!

About Church of the Apostles UCC:

We have a Green Team that works to bring environmental education opportunities to children and adult members of the church and look at ways to be more green as a congregation and for families to practice at home. We have hosted a climate justice video documentary series, we have planted native stream buffers in our park, and hold stream and trash cleanups. Family Science in the Park is a regular program that teaches creation care and involves families getting out to explore nature. We have other children’s programs that focus on creation care (Wacky Wednesday, Summer Sunday School, and Science in the Park for inter city schools).

About Congregation Shaarai Shomayim:

Congregation Shaarai Shomayim is a proud part of the Union of Reform Judaism where “We Do Jewish Life”; we learn, we worship, we pursue justice, and we experience Jewish Life in a welcoming family environment. We are a new partner congregation of IPC and look forward to contributing to the Lancaster One Water Partnership through ongoing engagement.