GreenUp Jamestown Initiative Receives CRCF Support

( L to R): Angie Peck, Community Foundation grants committee member, joins Prendergast Library executive director, Tina Scott; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church rector, Rev. Luke Fodor; and St. Luke’s vestry member, James Colby, as they review Rachel Carson’s book.

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Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

The James Prendergast Library and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church are collaborating to offer a countywide EcoRead and discussion to launch the GreenUp Jamestown Initiative.

The six-week initiative kicks off Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Prendergast Library Reading Room with Dr. Sherri Mason, a professor of chemistry at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Mason will present a perspective on the life and legacy of famous environmentalist and author, Rachel Carson. Attendees will receive copies of Carson’s book, “Under the Sea-Wind” to be read for further discussion.

A grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation’s Karl Peterson Field of Interest Fund provided funding to purchase copies of the book to distribute to attendees, free of charge.

Several community events are scheduled throughout the six-week GreenUp Jamestown Initiative, and will culminate on Earth Day, April 22.