To provide scholarships enabling Baltimore City at-risk students to attend parochial schools in Baltimore City during the 2002-2003 school year, as part of a longitudinal study comparing student performance in Catholic and public schools. By participating in this model delinquency and dropout prevention program, these students are expected to benefit from smaller classes, one-to-one instruction and structured educational settings.
In support of the launch of the Scenic Maryland initiative, promoting the adoption in Maryland of "best practices" and strategies used in other states to encourage greater scenic conservation.
For the development and implementation of a community greening strategy to create and maintain pocket community gardens in the Greenmount/Barclay neighborhoods in collaboration with the People's Homesteading Project.
Toward the cost of a crime prevention program in Patterson Park during the summer months in an effort to increase use of the park among the young and old.
For reprinting the "Master Plan for Patterson Park" and publishing an "Update and Supplement to the Master Plan for Patterson Park."
In support of public discussions about the video, "The Next Industrial Revolution," which presents the challenges to economic development and environmental and social responsibilities for future sustainability.
Toward supporting the position of a riverkeeper, to serve as guardian of the Chester River charged with protecting its water quality and biodiversity from further degradation. As land use changes impact the watershed, the riverkeeper will maintain a public presence in planning efforts.
For support of the 2003 Environmental Legislative Summit.
Toward the establishment of a field office in Patterson Park where Audubon will develop and implement preschool, after-school, in-school, family and community educational outreach programs. Serving as a potential conservation hub in the park, the Audubon Center will provide ornithological and ecological programs in collaboration with local schools within walking distance.
Toward expenses of a one-day conference, Smart Growth in Maryland: Looking Back, Looking Forward.