Earth Day 2012

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Plan Your Own Volunteer Project

   

Go Green Expo

 

Plan a Go Green Expo like the PTA at Woodlin Elementary School

Volunteers and students organized an event to educate students and their families on what it means to be green and how to reduce our carbon and ecological footprints. More info...

 

Garden Spruce Up at Jubilee

 

Plan a Garden Spruce Up at Jubiliee

Allentuck Landscaping Company helped to cleanup and improve the gardens around a group home for disabled adults. Project components included major cleanup of weeds and dead plants and adding new plants. More info...

 

Stream Cleanup

 

Plan Your Own Stream Cleanup Project

Get community groups involved in the environment by hosting a stream clean up in the community. More info

 

Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that participated in Earth Day.  You have done so much to make our community shine!

Earth Day was April 22nd but in Montgomery County we celebrated it during the entire month of April.  There were many environmental volunteer projects throughout the month including cleaning up the Potomac River Watershed, removing invasive plants from our parks with the Parks Department and many other local events and projects.  It was an amazing month!  

3,918 people volunteered 11,698 hours at 103 separate locations in Montgomery County!

Click here to see the report on Earth Day 2012

Check out picture of the Rock Creek Conservancy's Rock Creek Extreem Clean Up, and Potomac-Community-Resources's Inclusive Earth Day photos.  See even more pictures below!


Did you miss out on all the fun?

There is still so much that you can do to help the environment.  Spring and summer are great times to get involved in outdoor activities including park and water shed cleanup projects.  Click here to search our database for environmental opportunities.


Highlighted Projects and Events

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup- Cleaned up the Potomac River and its watershed. This project was one day only, April 14, from 9-12 rain or shine. It was hosted by theC&O Canal with 9 sites available.

Helping Out the Dragon Flies- The best spot to see dragonflies and damselflies in central Maryland is Brown’s Bridge Recreation Area in the summer. But they don’t need trash and invasive weed covering up their food sources. Volunteers helped to tidy up their favorite spot. This project was hosted by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Advisory Board.

Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup- Volunteers helped clean up Rock Creek with the 4th annual Extreme Cleanup.  The Extreme Cleanup was part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, which occurs in four states and the District of Columbia in April. In the past three years, volunteers have collected a combined total of over 7,600 bags of litter, 43 tons of junk, and 475 tires. 

Calleva-PCRs 5th Annual Inclusive Earth Day 2012 at Rileys Lock- Volunteers cleaned up the park at Riley Lock, paint/repair park benches & fences, replace grills, cleanup embankments from land and water and remove flood debris.


Check out photos from past Earth Day projects!