Great Meeting Everyone!

Thank you to all who could make it, it was great hearing your insightful ideas for new service projects next semester.

Follow our myUMBC group, and the UMBC Sustainability blog too. Don’t forget to take the Green Pledge, if you haven’t already! If you need an extra, repeatable class then consider adding Edu 299 “Save our Trees“. Lastly, check out these Patapsco Heritage internship positions; if interested, email Betsy McMillion at for more information.

Our next ETF meeting will be Mon. Oct 13 at NOON in Commons 318! We will have meetings on the second Monday of every month.
This semester our officers Jasmine, Arielle and Sheena will be individually leading 3 different service projects that you can volunteer for. Those that were at today’s meeting and signed up for a team will be receiving an email from each of us within the next week containing information concerning service dates, carpooling details, etc.

Those that were not at the meeting:

Sheena ( will be leading Team Air, which is the Patapsco Heritage Greenway service project. Members who sign up with me will be cleaning watersheds, removing invasive English ivy from trees at CCBC, and planting/providing maintenance for trees within parts of the Patapsco Valley State Park. Service dates and times for this team have already been confirmed, but we will need to discuss carpooling.
Arielle ( will be leading Team Water, which is the UMBC Stream adoption and maintenance service project. Members who sign up with her are encouraged to take a Stream Watcher Training workshop where they will learn how to properly clean and look out for water quality problems in one of the streams within the UMBC campus. Allegedly, these streams haven’t been cleaned in about 3 years.
Jasmine ( will be leading Team Earth, which is the maintenance of our food plot in the UMBC Garden located by the UMBC police station. Members who sign up with her will be provided with all the necessary tools to upkeep our food plot. They will make periodic trips up to the Garden throughout the semester. The food grown from the Garden will be used by the UMBC community.
If you were not at the meeting today, you can sign up for all or one project by emailing the respective team leader as soon as you can. To remain an Element (active ETF member) you must attend 3 service projects, 2 meetings and 1 social event. If you do this, you’ll receive plenty of nice perks and a FREE T-SHIRT 🙂

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