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Rainwater Harvesting & Reducing Stormwater Runoff

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Environmental Stewardship & Going Green Workshop Series

How can we act as environmental stewards to take care of God’s creation? What does the Bible say about our duties as environmental stewards of God’s creation? What is rainwater harvesting and how can it fulfill our duties as environmental stewards? How does limiting stormwater that flows out of our property help the environment? What can we do in terms of energy conservation at our parish and homes to fulfill this duty?

Location: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church – Williamsburg Room, 805 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking: Parking is available at 810 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD or at the many public parking garages nearby. Public garages are free to park after 7PM.
Registration: Register on Eventbrite at or email Jason Giovannettone at


Ann English is the Program Manager for the RainScapes Program in the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. This program provides implementation, technical support, and outreach to private property owners, schools, and landscape professionals to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Dr. Tamim Younos is Founder & President of the Green Water-Infrastructure Academy, a nonprofit organization, and a former Research Professor of Water Resources at Virginia Tech. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 research/technical publications and edited seven books on water science topics. Tamim has offered numerous seminars/lectures and organized regional, national/international symposia and workshops.

Fr. Brian Sanderfoot is a pioneer for clean water infrastructure in the Archdiocese of Washington. He exercised leadership in the public-private partnership of DOEE and RiverSmart Communities with his parish, St. Francis de Sales in Northeast DC. This partnership enabled a first of its kind project, to bring a legacy property of the Archdiocese up to a contemporary clean water standards. He was also nominated as a 2018 Friend of the River.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Monday, July 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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