Community Clean Water Summit
Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)
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 March 3rd, 2012 (snow date March 11th) and show your support for the local streams in your watershed. They need your help!
This summit is the perfect opportunity for networking and volunteerism, as you will meet with local environmental leaders working to make Montgomery County a cleaner and healthier place to live. Join your fellow neighbors and learn how you can make a difference in the health of the County's streams. Throughout this process, you're guaranteed make new friends and have fun!
In addition to hearing from the various speakers listed, there will be opportunities throughout the summit to speak with numerous organizations directly involved in the conservation of local streams and health of our communities.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this local movement. The event is free, but there is a limited space, so hurry and register for this wonderful occasion! *Make sure to come early and check out the tent that REI has generously donated as a door prize and the Rain Barrel Raffle that ICPRB is kindly sponsoring! You must be present to win! Light lunch will be provided.
To help reduce waste, we encourage you to bring your own cup to the event. Thanks! Hope to see you there!
Event Highlights - Attendees will learn:
How a recent Watershed Stewards Academy graduate "Got the Scoop" and tackled the issue of pet waste in her neighborhood and created a campaign in an innovative way.
How residents can reap the benefits of a RainScaped yard and the rebates available for installing them.
How to get involved in the regional efforts of the Alice Ferguson Foundation on establishing a Trash Free Potomac Watershed
How one resident saw a need for more action in his watershed and will soon celebrate the one year anniversary of the group he formed, the Muddy Branch Alliance.
How the sinister actions of invasive plants are hindering our stream ecology. Are they in your yard?
The growing army of Watershed Steward Academy graduates storming the landscape to improve water quality and how to be one!
Participating watershed organizations include:
Event Sponsors & Door Prize Donors
When & Where
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection is to:
- Protect and enhance the quality of life in our community through the conservation, preservation, and restoration of our environment, guided by the principles of science, resource management, sustainability, and stewardship
- Provide solid waste management services, including recycling, in an environmentally progressive and economically sound manner