On April 24, the St. Matthew's Creation Care Green Team joined the Anacostia Watershed Society's Earth Day Clean-up and cleared a small section of the Northwest Branch, a tributary of the Anacostia River in Prince George's County. We saw that "The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth" (Pope Francis, Laudato Si' 21), but we also found laughter, joy and hope in our good work, togetherness and Geschwisterlichkeit! Plastic waste was everywhere, but we also discovered other former treasures--hubcaps, a bicycle, a shopping cart, and a designer jacket. Join us in 2022!

St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC has had a Creation Care Team for a few years. In 2019 and in 2021 we were able to participate in a river cleanup.