The Baltimore Ravens are teaming with M&T Bank to tackle an Earth Day beautification project on the Gwynns Falls Trail on Thursday, April 22. Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be in attendance at 2 p.m. to join the service effort.
Coordinated by the Parks & People Foundation, close to 100 volunteers will collaborate in several service activities, including landscaping, trash removal and tree care, in an effort to revitalize Baltimore's unique urban environment, cultural resource and historic landmark. In addition, a number of volunteers will man canoes to remove litter contaminating a lake alongside the Trail.
The Ravens' Earth Day 2010 service project is an extension of the organization's continuing efforts to go green. Current initiatives range from the recently implemented gameday recycling program at M&T Bank Stadium to energy conservation practices, both at the stadium and the team's Owings Mills training facility.
M&T Bank, the official bank and a key community partner of the Ravens, will provide about 50 volunteers, including many from its Montgomery Park facility, which is within walking distance of the Trail area.
The Parks & People Foundation is dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities by creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks and promoting a healthy natural environment for Baltimore.
The Gwynns Falls Trail is a continuous recreation corridor that connects over 30 neighborhoods in West and Southwest Baltimore. Local residents and visitors are able to bike, hike, rollerblade, fish, picnic, watch for birds and other wildlife, undertake environmental education activities, enjoy nature, host community festivals and meet friends and neighborhood residents along this coveted neighborhood Trail.
WHO: Ravens players and staff
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
M&T Bank volunteers
Parks & People Foundation
WHAT: Earth Day 2010 - Gwynns Falls Trail Beautification Project
WHERE:Gwynns Falls Trail (Carroll Park Golf Course entrance)
2100 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010
1:00 p.m. Volunteer arrival
1:30 p.m. Volunteers to worksites
2:00 p.m. Mayor Rawlings-Blake on site