Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery County!

Image of two volunteers carrying bags of trash during the White Oak Earth Day Cleanup
March 31, 2014
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April is the Department of Environmental Protection’s favorite month.  Why?  It’s springtime, flowers are in bloom, wildlife are emerging and, best of all, it’s Earth Month!

Our celebration of Earth Day could not be contained to April 22nd, so we make the whole month one big party for the planet. You can join us this April by participating in a volunteer event, learning something new about Montgomery County’s environment or sharing your love for Earth Month with your family and friends.

 

Photo of girls after a trash pickup. They have piles of trash collected behind them.

 

Things to Do This Earth Month

 

Activities Hosted by DEP

  • Stormwater Cleanup (April 26th): Help us clean a stormwater facility in Germantown, MD. Many of these facility have hundreds of acres draining to them. Which means that every time it rains, water running off of hard surfaces such as sidewalks and roads picks up everything that is left on those surfaces. Imagine how much stuff ends up at these facilities! We need your help to clean them.  When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 12pm.   Where: Germantown, (once you register, you will get the address and meeting location) To register email: stream.stewards@montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Learn to Build a RainScape (25 or 26th): You can play a part in reducing stormwater pollution! Learn how to install a rain barrel at your home. Join the RainScapes program for one of their educational workshops. More details and registration at www.parkpass.org

 

Image of volunteer picking up trash at the White Oak Earth Day Cleanup.

Photo by YiChao Peng

Activities by DEP’s Partners

  • Montgomery Parks are leading numerous volunteer events for Earth Month at sites across the County. Volunteer to clear trails, remove trash or pull invasive species at a park near you. There are even chances to educate others at nature centers! Get more event details.

 

 

Want to add an event to this calendar?  Email jessica.n.jones@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

Already Passed Events

  • Confidential Paper Shredding, Recycling and Donation Event (April 5th)
  • Sweep the Creek, Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup and the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup (April 5th)
  • Rockville Science Day (April 6th)
  • Go Green Lecture: Climate Change (April 9th
  • Demystifying Clean Green Energy (April 10th)
  • Wildwood Earth Day Cleanup (April 12th)
  • Planting Day (April 16th)
  • Trash Cleanup (April 17th)
  • Green Forum (April 23rd)


One comment on "Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery County!"

  1. Debbie Moore says:

    Please notify me of paper shredding events in or near Montgomery Village or Germantown.

    Thank you so much!

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