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There is something to do each week in April to celebrate Earth Month! View our calendar below to find events near you.
For County sponsored events, look for these symbols:
Sat, April 1: Recycling Volunteer Orientation Training from 9am-11am
Sat, April 1: Annual Patuxent River Cleanup
Sat, April 1: Creek Sweep and Garlic Mustard Challenge
Sun, April 2: Paper Shredding and Recycling Event from 10am – 2pm
Sun, April 2: Water WatchDogs Pollution ID and Reporting Workshop from 8:30am – 11am
Wed, April 5: The Montgomery County Energy Summit from 8am – 4pm
Educational event focused on commercial energy and how buildings, businesses and organizations can save energy.
Wed, April 5: Maryland Arbor Day!
Thurs, April 6: Business Waste Reduction & Recycling Seminar from 10am-2pm
Sat, April 8: Gaithersburg Community Cleanup Day from 9am – 12pm.
Sat, April 8: 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
During the County’s Earth Month celebration, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) promoted Transportation Week with activities and events that inform the public about its commitment to the environment and help to educate everyone about transportation alternatives that are more sustainable.
April 10 -13: Capital Bikeshare promotions each day from 11am – 2pm
Mon, April 10 and Wed, April 12: Ride On Customer Appreciation Days
Tues, April 11 and Wed, April 12: BRT Pop-Up Events at the Silver Spring Metro
Learn more about transit options by stopping by the Shady Grove Metro Station for free transit information and advice and fun giveaways.
Location: Comfort Inn Shady Grove, 16216 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg
Montgomery County DEP is recognizing the building owner, property managers, and contractors for their achievement as Montgomery County and Maryland’s first completed C-PACE project with a “green” ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public–all are welcome to attend.
Location: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce: 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800, Rockville
Learn about the multiple ways in which you can modernize and enhance transit benefits for your employees and reduce their costs while doing your part for the environment.
The event is a press event to celebrate the successful planting of 1,000 trees through the Tree Montgomery program. The end of April is also the 2–year anniversary of the program.
Sat, April 22: Earth Day!
Sat, April 22: Anacostia River Cleanups
Location: Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring
Sat or Sun, April 22 – 23: Sweep the Creek:
Sun, April 23: Rockville Science Day from 12pm – 5pm
Sun, April 23: Earth Day Festival at Brookside Gardens from 12pm – 4pm
Join DEP staff on a training to learn all there is to know about local frogs and toads and their mating calls. We will take a short walk to a site where we will be able to hear frog/toads calling and hopefully you will be able to identify which frog/toad is calling This training is part of theMontgomery County FrogWatch Chapter and is open to everyone.
Sat, April 29: Save the Frogs Day at Locust Grove Nature Center from 1pm – 4pm
Sat, April 29: City of Gaithersburg Environmental Film Night at 7pm
Sat, April 29: 15th Annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale from 10am – 2pm
Sat, April 29: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Location: East Light Drive, Silver Spring.
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