EcoSikh joined the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, the Muddy Branch Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay Trust for an Interfaith Nature Walk at Malcolm King Park in Gaithersburg. The walk took place at 73-acre park, located at the end of West Side Drive. The city of Gaithersburg officials also joined. Kuldeep Singh Battu and his wife Manjit Battu represented the Sikh community.
Kuldeep Singh conveyed – “Nature is so pivotal to Sikh believes that it’s part of our daily prayer and practice. Our organization EcoSikh is very instrumental for environment protection and looking forward to other future events with interfaith partners.”
This event was part of the Faith Partners for Clean Watersheds project, through which Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) is working to engage faith communities in watershed awareness and action. Walk leaders explored what’s happening to the local Muddy Branch watershed, what impacts local actions have on both the local watershed and the Chesapeake Bay, and what individuals and faith-based organizations can do to be good stewards of the environment. IPC then hopes to work with several congregations to submit grant applications to the Chesapeake Bay Trust for storm water restoration work. Money for eligible projects is funded by the City of Gaithersburg Stormwater Fund.
To learn more about watershed restoration and Stormwater management in Gaithersburg, visit the City’s website at www.gaithersburgmd.gov or contact the Stormwater Services Division of the Department of Public Works at 240-805-1350.