H2O Summit participants

The 7th annual H2O Summit is Saturday

Sep 13, 2017

You’re invited to the H2O Summit this Saturday in Rockville! This free event is focused on connecting residents, nonprofit organizations and government agencies together to share ideas and programs focused on improving our local waterways.

 

H2O Summit Details

  • Saturday, September 16 from 9:30am to 3pm
  • Free and open to all!
  • The Rockville Senior Center is located at 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.
  • Register online at http://bit.ly/2fet1GA.

 

Speaker at the last H2O Summit

 

“County residents, businesses, congregations, nonprofits and local governments are doing amazing, innovative projects to protect our rivers and streams. The H2O Summit allows us to showcase their work and share ideas through networking, workshops and speakers”, said Lisa Feldt, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. “I am proud to represent an agency and a County at the forefront of this work, that recognizes the importance of community involvement in solving our greatest environmental challenges.”

This year, the H2O Summit will have educational workshops and speakers addressing topics including:

  • Restoration efforts in the Sligo Creek Watershed
  • Green Streets
  • The impact of FOGs (fats, oils and grease) on WSSC and City of Rockville infrastructure
  • Greening through partnerships with the Audubon Naturalist Society, Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Silver Spring United Methodist Church
  • Watershed Stewards Academy
  • And More!

 

Community Volunteer Award Winners

Kit Gage, the last Community Volunteer Award Winner, with previous winners. (Kit is center)

The H2O Summit is open to everyone, but would be of particular interest to nonprofit watershed groups, community activists, business leaders, and residents living near streams.

Lunch will be provided by Montgomery Parks and will feature the Community Leader / Stream Volunteer of the Year award to a deserving resident. This award highlights an individual who is committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s water resources in a sustainable way. Past winners, included Kit Gage of the Friends of Sligo Creek, Kay Fulcomer of Rock Creek Conservancy and Paul Hlavinka of the Muddy Branch Alliance.

The H2O Summit is hosted in partnership by the City of Rockville, the City of Gaithersburg, Montgomery Parks, WSSC, University of Maryland Extension and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information about the Summit, contact Ryan Zerbe at Ryan.Zerbe@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240-777-7744.

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