If you've been looking for an opportunity to "think globally but act locally," in Montgomery County then mark your calendars for the Community Clean Water Summit on February 26, 2011 and show your support for local streams.
Join us for a fun filled day of networking and volunteerism. Meet with local environmental leaders who are working to make Montgomery County a cleaner and healthier place to raise a family. Learn about how you -- yes, you! -- can make a difference and make new friends by getting involved with the citizens’ organizations that are looking out for your neighborhood stream.
Attendance is free, and we will not solicit donations.
8:00 Registration and Breakfast Refreshments
8:40 Welcome and Introductions (Bob Hoyt, Director, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection)
8:50 Visions for a Cleaner, Healthier Community (Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work, LLC)
9:35 Pick Up America – How You Can Become a Pickup Artist (Davey Rogner, Pick Up America)
10:10 Community Stormwater Improvements (Stu Schwartz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
10:35 to 12:05 Local Conservation Leader Meetups
Get to know who's leading the charge to clean up your local stream -- and how you can do your part to make a difference, too
- Friends of Sligo Creek
- Neighbors of the Northwest Branch
- Friends of Rock Creek's Environment
- Little Falls Watershed Alliance
12:15 Networking Session
12:45 Be a Sustainable Organization (Mary Ellen Olscese, River Network)
There will be opportunities throughout the summit to speak with numerous community organizations involved in the cleanup of our local streams. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this local movement!
NOTE: Door prizes from local vendors will be present, along wtih special pricing on home water saving kits.
Great Hall, Silver Spring Civic Building
Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street
Rockville, MD 20910
Note: This is a new building and online maps will NOT get you there!
- Coming from 495 take Rt. 29 (Colesville Road) south into Silver Spring.
- Go for about 1 mile and look for Fenton St. (The City Place Building/mall is on the southeast corner). Turn left onto Fenton Street.
- Go 2 short blocks to Ellsworth St. Turn left onto Ellsworth.
- A parking garage is on the left, the Civic Building is on the right.
- Going south on Georgia Ave.
- Turn left onto Spring Street.
- Cross Colesville Road. (Spring Street becomes Cedar St.)
- Go 2 short blocks on Cedar to Ellsworth Street.
- Turn right onto Ellsworth.
- A parking garage is on the right, the Civic Building is on the left.
Participating organizations include:
This event is made possible with the generous support of the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Montgomery County.
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