Second Sunday Offering on April 14:
As in past years, the April Second Sunday offering will be split between two important environmental stewards: Anacostia Watershed Society and Interfaith Power and Light.
Despite centuries of development and pollution, the Anacostia River Watershed is still a remarkably rich natural area. A recent inventory of species, called a BioBlitz, counted 522 unique species, including rare and endangered species, birds, fish, mammals, amphibians, insects and many more. Journey along the river and you might see bald eagles, beavers, ospreys, cormorants, white perch, striped bass, crayfish, herons, turtles, egrets, otters, red fox, shad, kingfishers, catfish and even mussels!
Covering 176 square miles of the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland, and home to over 1 million people, the Anacostia River Watershed is a river on the mend, recovering from centuries of industrialization and pollution to become an urban oasis in the middle of the National Capital area.
Our local Interfaith Power & Light is a project of the InterFaith Council of Metropolitan Washington. Since 1978, IFC has been bringing together the diverse religious communities in the DC area to promote dialogue, understanding, and a sense of community. Eleven faith communities, from Baha’i to Zoroastrian, collaborate through IFC to deepen understanding and to build a just community in metropolitan Washington.
Support a Religious Response to Climate Change! Please support Interfaith Power & Light’s powerful grassroots work with congregations to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. Would you take a moment right now to deepen your commitment to Interfaith Power & Light’s powerful grassroots work? Every dollar you give will go to work providing unique environmental programming that touches hearts and changes practices in hundreds of congregations.