Natives for Nonprofits
Since our greenhouse practices have become more efficient and success rates increased, we have been given the opportunity to support other nonprofits with plants for their projects.
Here are a few recipients:
- A Boy Scout earning his Eagle Scout badge organized a planting at Gambrill Park. We were able to provide 25 native shrubs.
- Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center in Walkersville, Maryland received 10 shrubs for a memorial garden.
- Catoctin Mountain National Park was awarded 18 trees and shrubs that were planted near the Visitors Center.
- Mount Saint Mary's University received 47 plants to be planted along a local steam.
- Friends of Frederick County was given 15 trees that went to students participating in an Earth Day poster challenge.
- Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center was awarded 12 shrubs for a silent auction that benefitted their environmental programs.
- A Boy Scout earning his Eagle Scout Badge organized a planting at Catoctin Mountain National Park and received 119 seedlings.
- Students participating in Yellow Springs tree planting received a tree or shrub. 35 total given away.
Scott Key Center
Stream-Link involves special needs clients in Greenhouse duties, including: Potting up, Processing shelters. These clients help grow the trees and process tree shelters.
Stream-Link gives meaning to service learning by providing people in the Alternative Sentencing program with an experience to build stewardship values and instill a sense of ownership and pride in their service work.
Get the Water Reporter App on your smart phone or sign up online at https://www.waterreporter.org/ to join our group (Stream-Link Education) and start reporting pollution, unbuffered streams, wildlife you see, share photos from our tree plantings or while your just out enjoying nature. Just snap a photo and associate it with Stream-Link Education. Get involved in the campaign to protect the Monocacy River by sharing photos are adding the hashtag: #monocacy.
Scouts of America
Stream-Link Education works with local scout troops on receiving conservation credit hours and on receiving an Into the Woods merit badge. SLE works to inspire a younger generation to protect our environment.