Thank you to the 25 poets who entered our lawn haiku competition! Please enjoy our downloadable coloring book, featuring the winning haikus on the coloring pages, and a feature page of a haiku from each of the poets. Some poets wrote up to 5 haikus, and we were really impressed! A random drawing of names was pulled, and Trisha R will be the lucky recipient of a coloring book from us, shipped via “Bookshop” which helps support small bookstores by ordering through them. Be sure to check out Bookshop for new books, or Second Story Books for out of print and used books! And keep up the creativity, with haikus, writing, drawing, dancing, singing, making music, crafting, and of course enjoy our new coloring book! If you don’t have a printer, drop us a line at AskDEP@montgomerycountymd.gov and we’ll get one printed and sent to you.
One comment on "Lawn Haiku–2020 winners and free coloring book!"
Keep educating the public – especially negligent homeowners and renters in suburban single family houses/apartments about importance of preventing storm water overflow from their roofs and paved surfaces. Surface water flows containIn contaminants and trash along streets and curbsides into storm drains (many of which are clogged with accumulated debris), then via our watershed streams/rivers to Chesapeake Bay. In these unusual times of climatic shift with excessive raininess punctuated by droughts it is crucial to preserve our watersheds by sustaining trees, gardens, parks, and minimizing extent of grassy lawns constantly being mowed and treated with water-soluble Lawn Noxious chemicals or easily washed away into our storm drains and streams. HAIKU Alone will not solve this problem – but it is a cute device worth downloading, Thank You. It will take a full-on, innovative public information and education campaign combined with on-site improvements by DEP/ MDE stormwater engineers in hilly suburban locations like Rosemary Hills in Silver Spring where I live: Look at Environmental Finance project. .My phone number: 301-589-2340. I contacted DEP recently on stormwater problems, to NO AVAIL. Please phone me back. Dr. Joel Teitelbaum.