Announcing our Fall 2022 Grant Recipients
Unity Gardens is pleased to support these 16 volunteer groups in their efforts to use the power of plants to address localized environmental issues like habitat loss, erosion, and stormwater runoff.
Belvedere Community Association
To provide plant materials to help mitigate runoff and absorb rainwater in the area adjacent to the Belvedere Community Association upper beach access path.
Briarcliff on the Severn
To provide native plants to integrate into an erosion retention system of rain gardens and to promote natives in private gardens and community areas.
Bywater Community Garden/One Annapolis, Inc
To build and expand the native pollinator plants in a community garden that provides fresh produce and a therapeutic communal space to the Bywater Mutual Homes community.
Deep Creek Native Garden
To create a Watershed Steward Capstone project, in cooperation with the Cape Conservation Corps, that will help mitigate runoff into Deep Creek through the removal and replacement of invasive species with native grasses, shrubs, and ferns.
Cape St. Claire
Chartwell Garden Club
To create an early spring to late fall flowering pollinator garden at B&A Trail gardens at Earleigh Heights Ranger Station.
Friends of Eastport Volunteer Fire Company
To help with the construction of new native gardens at Hero’s Park, a memorial park dedicated to first responders, and in particular fire fighters.
Friends of Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Inc./ Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners
This grant will be used to further the transition of the Plant Mural in Tawes Garden, located at the public gardens at DNR Headquarters on Rowe Blvd, and incorporate more native perennials into the design.
Hollyberry Garden Club
This grant will provide funds to purchase additional native plants and mulch for the existing native garden at the Severna Park Library Branch, which hosts over 1,000 visitors daily.
Holly Point Community
To improve the entrance island of the community by removing non natives/invasive species and replacing with native pollinators that will also help reduce runoff. In addition, the grant will support new natives along a path to the water to stop hillside erosion and enhance beauty.
Manhattan Beach Civic Association
To stop continued erosion from stormwater runoff from inland sources and to help keep beach soils intact when exposed to higher and more frequent tides/king tides.
Mayo United Methodist Church
The purpose of this grant is to plant native species to provide pollinator habitat, alleviate nuisance flooding on a sidewalk, and to provide education to parishioners and students on the benefits of native pollinator gardens and controlling stormwater runoff through planting natives.
Montessori International Children’s House
The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to replace the Upper Elementary classroom flower bed with native plants that enhance the wildlife habitat in that space.
Riviera Beach Resident Council, Inc.
To create the Echo Drive Pollinator Garden, the first project of several planned for Riviera Beach. It is a small project intended as a pilot that will garner interest and support from the community for future tree plantings, stormwater erosion control projects, rainscaping and invasives removal.
Shade Garden at Kinder Park/Watershed Stewards Academy
To assist at Watershed Steward candidate in completing a capstone project by funding the installation of a native, woodland garden that will educate about how planting native species protects bird, pollinator, and other wildlife habitat, and serves to reduce pollution by allowing for greater stormwater runoff infiltration.
South River Landing Condominiums, Inc.
To provide funds for native plants that will absorb run-off from entering Almshouse Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.
Watergate Improvement Association, Inc.
To provide native plants to install in a conservation landscape designed to absorb rainwater, provide filtration of nutrients and pesticides in the soil and groundwater, and thereby reduce the flow of pollutants into nearby waterways.
Past Unity Gardens Grantees: