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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
My Green Montgomery is a project of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. It is a service to help Montgomery County residents think and live in a way that safeguards and sustains the health of our people, our county, and the planet.