Happy Earth Day! Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:30-11:30am
Though everyday is Earth Day. This year Earth Day falls on Saturday April 22 this year and is an opportunity to reflect on the wonders of God’s creation. This can be done through many initiatives that involve rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling also, planting trees, participating in cleanups, ending plastic consumption.
You can also join the St Paul's Earth Day activities on Saturday April 22 from 9:30 to 11:00 am. We will be Flying the Earth Day flag, planting a tree and caring for our little pollinator gardens. We will meet in front of the church.
In case you can’t make this event at the church try attending another local Earth Day Celebration or try out one or all of the activities below. Don’t feel that you have to take on more than you can handle. Just do your best. Every little bit helps.
Or contact Indira Balkisoon, Vestry Liaison for Environmental Stewardship, at email@example.com
Join our Pollinator Posse!
Last summer, we finished the first planting of the pollinator garden. Native plants were installed that will provide places to lay eggs and nectar for monarch’s and other pollinators. To install the garden we first pulled weeds, then racked back the existing mulch, then dug the holes for each plant, watered them, planted milkweed and wildflower seeds and added compost and finally replaced the mulch. St. Pauls has a compost bin in the Courtyard so we put the weeds we pulled into the compost bin.
Below, you can see a before & after photos, and our first caterpillar!
We are one of the dots on the national monitoring map.
St Paul’s is officially part of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) which involves volunteers from across North America and New Zealand in monarch research. It was developed in 1997 by researchers at the University of Minnesota to collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat.
The project focuses on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season.
St Pauls would like to grow our monitoring team and you can also monitoring milkweed in your own garden. For more information and to sign up for monitoring training sign up on the list in the Northax or email firstname.lastname@example.org