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H2O Summit (Video)

Everyone plays an important role in protecting the region’s water and watersheds. That message is paramount at the upcoming H2O Summit, an event produced through a partnership between WSSC and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection on Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza.

The afternoon “Festival” session runs from 1-4 p.m. and features live music, interactive games and activities for the entire family, and more than 40 organizations and green vendors. This year, the Festival will feature well-known environmental Masters of Ceremonies: Jim Foster, President of Anacostia Watershed Society; Matthew Logan, President & Potomac Riverkeeper; and, Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper.

For the first time ever, this year’s “Festival” portion of the H2O Summit features live Music:

  • Dan Barry, Singer/Songwriter
  • The Exclusives, Dance and Cover Band
  • B2R Bethesda Bands, Classic and Modern
  • SongRise DC

The afternoon session will also feature mini-workshops with experts on such topics as:

  • Edible Forests with Kim Walsh, CHEARS
  • Ten Ways to Help the Anacostia with Vaughn Perry, Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Creating a Permaculture Garden in Your Own Front Yard with Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective
  • Helping the Frogs with Virginia Vassalotti, Montgomery County DEP
  • Five Things to Take Care of Your Trees with Herb White, M-NCPPC

The morning session features roundtable discussions with local nonprofit, government and university environmental experts discussing a range of conservation issue and runs from 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m. Advance registration is required. Register here.

Additional event partners include M-NCPPC, the University of Maryland Extension and the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville.


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