Green Sanctuary Ministry Team Blog

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn will be hosting a Winter Bird Walk

Shake off the Winter Blues! Come join members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn on Saturday, March 9th for its annual winter bird walk in Nahant!

In the past, we have been treated to sightings of Snowy Owls, Common Loons, Black and White-Winged Scoters, Common Goldeneyes, Buffleheads, Mergansers, Scaup, Eiders, Brants, Cedar Waxwings, and Hawks, among other birds.

Meet at the parking lot off Ward Road in Nahant (off Nahant Road across from the Coast Guard Station) at 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by the Church’s Green Sanctuary Ministry Team with its mission of honoring the interconnected web of life by promoting environmental education and sustainability both within the church and in the larger community.

Check back for notice of cancellation due to inclement weather.

On Saturday, October 20, Bruce Campbell and John Benson, both members of the Green Sanctuary Ministry Team, volunteered at the Food Project’s Lynn farm located next to the Ingalls School. It was a beautiful, sunny morning, as they helped prepare a portion of the beds for a late fall planting. Working side-by-side with the Food Project youth, they swept away dried vegetable matter, loosening the soil, and spread compost—and got to play with pitch forks!

The GSMT will be organizing future volunteer Food Project events next year. “Sign up to volunteer,” urges John, “you’ll be glad you did! You’ll love hanging out with the community of volunteers from our church as well as with the Food Project youth.”

The Food Project’s mission is to grow a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. It produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs and provides youth leadership opportunities. See: http://thefoodproject.org/ .