Celebrate Earth Month in Montgomery County!

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:

  • Light Bulb with Globe   Energy Events
  •    Department of Transportation Events
  •    Recycling and Solid Waste Events
  • Globe with Leaf   Water and Tree Events


Earth Month 2017 Events



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


Light Bulb with GlobeWed, 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


Globe with LeafSun, April 9: Documentary Film Screening: Hometown Habitat from 4pm – 6pm 


Celebrate Sustainable Transportation Week!  April 8 – 14

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



Fri, April 14: Discover DOT Transit Options from 3pm to 5pm

Learn more about transit options by stopping by the Shady Grove Metro Station for free transit information and advice and fun giveaways.



Light Bulb with GlobeThurs, April 20: Green Ribbon Cutting for the First Completed Commercial PACE Project from 9am – 12pm

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.

 Thurs, April 20: Green Business Forum from 8am – 10am

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.



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Fri, April 21: Celebration of the 2 Year Anniversary of Tree Montgomery from 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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 2year anniversary of the program.


Sat, April 22: Earth Day!


Sat, April 22: Anacostia River Cleanups

  • Volunteer with the Anacostia Watershed Society in the area’s premiere annual Earth Day Cleanup. Join over 2,000 AWS volunteers cleaning up our neighborhoods, parks, streams, and the Anacostia River.


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Sat, April 22: Volunteer Clean-up with DEP #1 from 10am- 12pm

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

  • Our planet is priceless! Come to Brookside to celebrate our world, and learn ways to keep it healthy. Join us in the morning for a volunteer project in the gardens. The afternoon offers something for everyone: a green craft fair, native plant sale, community art project, family activities, tours of the Gardens, live music with the band Nature Jams, and more.



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Wed, April 26: FrogWatch Field Training

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

  • Join us at Locust Grove for a day of celebrating these interesting animals. Hop to it to learn about their amazing abilities through activities, presentations, and a whole lot of fun! Learn about frogs, toads, salamanders and the ways YOU can save them!


Sat, April 29: City of Gaithersburg Environmental Film Night at 7pm

  • Join us for a special free screening of Climate Refugees, a documentary that covered 48 countries and was three years in the making. The multi-award winning Sundance film has been screened around the world and illuminates the human face of climatic change.
  • Admission is free; seating is limited and registration is encouraged by calling Gaithersburg Environmental Services at 301-258-6370.
  • Location:Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road


Sat, April 29: 15th Annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale from 10am – 2pm

  • Bring the entire family and enjoy hikes, games, crafts, a live animal show, face-painting and a native plant sale.
  • Free event. No registration necessary.
  • Location: Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd. Rockville


Sat, April 29: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  • Locations around the DC regions will be hosting Take Back events.
  • Visit this DEA website for exact locations and times.
  • Can’t drop off on the 29th? Don’t worry – we’re hosting a Prescription Drug Take-Back event at the Montgomery County GreenFest on May 6th


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Sun, April 30: Volunteer Clean-up with DEP #2 from 10am- 12pm

Location: East Light Drive, Silver Spring.