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Annual Spring Stream Cleanups in Montgomery County Mark April as Earth Month

In observance of April as Earth Month in Montgomery County, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents that volunteers are needed to help with stream cleanups that are taking place throughout the County. Volunteers will help remove trash and larger debris while learning about local waterways and enjoying the natural men removing trash

The following cleanups are hosted and/or supported by DEP during the month:

  • Saturday, April 11 – 9 a.m. to noon at Glenfield Park, 12800 Layhill Rd. , Silver Spring
  • Saturday, April 18 – 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at East County Community Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring
  • Saturday, April 18 – 10 a.m. to noon – stormwater pond cleanup, Bethesda
  • Sunday, April 19 – 10 a.m. to noon – stormwater pond cleanup, Dennis Ave., Silver Spring

To register to volunteer for the cleanups, contact: Ana Arriaza at or call 240.777.7778.

Other cleanups, conducted by area environmental organizations that will take place locally are:

Annual Patuxent River Trash Cleanups –Saturday, March 28, April 4, 11 and 18. The Patuxent River Commission and the Patuxent Riverkeeper have announced more than 30 trash clean-ups to be held throughout the watershed. Cleanups at various sites will be held in Montgomery County, including stream and roadside cleanups on March 28 (Upper Patuxent in Damascus area) and on April 4 (WSSC reservoir properties). Visit the WSSC events calendar at for directions to clean-up sites and contact information for clean-up coordinators.

27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup – Saturday, April 11, hosted by The Alice Ferguson Foundation. Visit for event details and registration.

Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration — Saturday April 25. Visit for event details and registration.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


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