As part of its H2O Initiative, the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company recently partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Trust to co-fund two projects.
CBRC’s H2O Initiative is a community-based outreach program through which the company pledges 2 percent of gross sales to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay while encouraging community involvement through funding, education, volunteerism and enjoyment.
In addition to financial support, CBRC employees volunteer their time for environmental restoration projects and the company provides its premium coffee for volunteer planting events.
H2O projects include:
National Aquarium in Baltimore
On March 15, CBRC employees and other volunteers helped plant 1,200 native hardwood trees in the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge while also removing harmful invasive species. Through this project organized by the National Aquarium in Baltimore in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company helped restore 10 acres of forest buffer in the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. (pictures available upon request.)
Catonsville Elementary School
Supported by the H2O grant, middle school students from Catonsville Elementary will be provided the resources to spend the day aboard two boats on the Patapsco River learning about the ecology of the river and the Chesapeake Bay.
In the field, students will study habitats, predator-prey relationships, and the delicate nature of food webs. After the field trip, they will continue their learning with the Baltimore County Public School Eco-Detectives Science unit.
For information on Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company’s H2O initiative, visit www.cbrccoffee.com
For information on Chesapeake Bay Trust grant programs, visit www.cbtrust.org.
source: Chesapeake Bay Trust