TEAM BCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge

Grants for Schools That Work to Clean Up Their Community

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The Team BCPS Clean Green 15: Litter Challenge is back and available for the current 2023-2024 school year.  Grants will again be awarded in June 2024 for cleanups that take place during school year 2023-2024.  All clean-up entries may be submitted for this year’s challenge HERE.

BCPS, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, and the foundation appreciate participants’ hard work and dedication to keep the environment clean and safe.  Also appreciated is the support of the many BCPS educators, offices, and advocacy groups for their leadership to our students in supporting this challenge.

Extending gratitude to each of you for your dedication and service to our students in Baltimore County.


Since the 2013-2014 school year, Baltimore County Public Schools has partnered with Baltimore County Executive and the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) to host Team BCPS Clean Green: 15 Litter Challenge.

Through this program, BCPS schools and their community supporters conduct quick 15-minute litter clean-ups and compete to see which school communities can log the most clean-ups. Community groups include school-based groups, places of worship, youth groups, civic or community groups, scout troops, sports teams, businesses or other organizations, and environmental organizations and others that wish to help clean up their community. Groups are asked to report their clean-ups here HERE.

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools awards grants to the top winning schools to fund school-based instructional projects emphasizing the theme of environmental literacy. Review and award of projects conducted by the schools are based on the school communities participating, the number of 15-minute litter clean-ups, the number of participating volunteers, and the amount of litter collected.

Congratulations Grant Recipients from School Year 2022-2023

Grand Prize | Clean Up Results | $2,500 

Charlesmont Elementary School 


Grand Prize | Volunteer Engagement | $2,500 

Bear Creek Elementary School 


1st Place | High School | 2,000 

Franklin High School 


2nd Place | High School | $1,000 

Western Technical High School  


3rd Place | High School | $500 

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology 


1st Place | Middle School | $2,000 

Perry Hall Middle School 


2nd Place | Middle School | $1,000 

Hereford Middle School 


3rd Place | Middle School | $500 

General John Stricker Middle School 


1st Place | Elementary School | $2,000 

Pinewood Elementary School 


2nd Place | Elementary School | $1,000 

Seven Oaks Elementary School 


3rd Place | Elementary School | $500 

Logan Elementary School  


1st Place | Special School | $1,000 

Battle Monument Elementary School 


Honorable Mention | High School | $250 

Dulaney High School  

Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts 

Sparrows Point High School 


Honorable Mention | Middle School | $250 

Holabird Middle School 

Woodlawn Middle School 


Honorable Mention | Elementary School | $250 

Berkshire Elementary School 

Catonsville Elementary School 

Church Lane Technology Elementary School 

Colgate Elementary School 

Dundalk Elementary School 

Grange Elementary School 

Hebbville Elementary School 

Hillcrest Elementary School 

Reisterstown Elementary School 

Rossville Elementary School 

Sandy Plains Elementary School 

Watershed Public Charter School 

Woodholme Elementary School 


To view the storyboards of the grant recipients for the 2022-2023 school year, click here!

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. solicits the community to obtain partnerships in order to award the winning schools funding to continue their efforts. The collaborative process educates our students and the school community about litter including our civic and community groups, to record the litter clean-ups and number of volunteers who participated.

A special thank you to our TEAM BCPS Clean Green 15 sponsors for supporting BCPS schools and Environmental Literacy!


The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools works in collaboration with Ms. Ellen Kobler, Senior Advisor for Communications and Community Engagement, Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.

Mrs. Ellen Kobler, Deputy Communications Director, Baltimore County Office of Communications

Baltimore County Government

Historic Courthouse

400 Washington Avenue

Towson, Maryland  21204

To support the continued growth and success of BCPS students and schools, please contribute to the school system through the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

To acquire information pertaining to all grant opportunities contact:

Ms. Deborah S. Phelps, Executive Director –

Dr. Heather RC Wooldridge, Associate Director-

Ms. Cindy M. Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant –

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. Headquarters

105 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite B-1
Towson, Maryland  21204

O:  443-809-8962




The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools is honored to be an advocate for BCPS students and families, teachers and schools. We serve as the bridge between you who support our schools and those who work in and lead our schools.

When we speak of partners, we speak of you, our Education Champions, our Ambassadors.  Through your act of giving, you recognize our children as the future and want to help better prepare them to embrace the many challenges as well as experience the opportunities ahead.

Together we explore and discover new and innovative ways to prepare our students for the world. Together we witness the ever-changing benefits of being a community.

Visit Making An Impact 2023 to see results as we strive to accomplish our mission/vision/goals.


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