You’re invited to the H2O Summit

Image of Department of Environmental Protection staff member teaching kids about watersheds.
February 21, 2013
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The H2O Summit is a day for the whole family to learn about water, volunteerism and environmental protection.  This free event is open to everyone.  You do not need to be an expert on water issues – only have an interest in learning about clean water.

The Summit features guest speakers, educational sessions, family activities and crafts and a water festival.  Meet with local leaders of environmental protection and get to know your neighbors and work together to make a difference.

Image of woman learning about rain barrels.

Photo from the 2012 H2O Summit

Summit Time and Location: March 16th from 9:00am – 4:00pm  at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S Frederick Ave  Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Register for the entire day’s activities or just the family festival.


The Agenda of the H2O Summit

Morning Educational Sessions

9:00am – 10:00am — The opening ceremony will have a speech delivered by Director Hoyt of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.

10:00am – 1:00pm — You will have the option of which track you would like to learn about:

  • Track #1) What the Government is doing to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water.
  • Track #2) What community groups are doing to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water with case studies.
  • Track #3) A session on “what you can do to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water”. This will be repeated throughout the day with one of the sessions spoken in Spanish.


Family H2O Fair

1:00pm – 4:00pm — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will host the fair portion of the day. They will have an assortment of family-friendly water related exhibitors located in the gym. They will also have other interactive activities outdoors.


A few of the exhibitors you will see at the event:

  • Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS)
  • Community Forklift
  • Little Falls Watershed Alliance
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Montgomery Parks
  • Muddy Branch Alliance
  • National-Captial Watershed Stewards Academy
  • Seneca Creek Watershed Partners
  • University of Maryland – Master Gardeners


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