Here’s a List of County Events to Celebrate Earth Month

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer are expected to present a joint proclamation to deem April as Earth Month on April 17, but Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is hosting various events all month long focusing on the environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about making the county a greener place.

Below is list of county-sponsored events:

Screening of the documentary film Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste followed by discussion and Q&A with local food waste experts
Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m.
Ticket Price: $7
In partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and Bethesda Green
Landmark Theaters
Bethesda Row, 7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda
Buy tickets here http://bit.ly/wastedfilm

Learn about the Frogs and Toads of Montgomery County
Thursday, April 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville
RSVP by emailing ana.arriaza@montgomerycountymd.gov

Volunteer Watershed Clean-ups
Sunday, April 22, Time TBD
Meet at Edgewood Neighborhood Park, 13900 Robey Road, Silver Spring
RSVP by emailing leslie.wilcox@montgomerycountymd.gov

RainScapes: Make and Take a Rain Barrel Workshop
Wednesday, April 25, 4 to 7 p.m.
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring
Register online

RainScapes: Make and Take a Rain Barrel Workshop
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dayspring Silent Retreat Center, 11301 Neelsville Church Rd., Germantown
Register online

RainScapes: Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens
Wednesday, May 2, 4 to 7 p.m.
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring
Register online

RainScapes: Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens
Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Silver Spring
Register online

Earth Month will close with the fourth Annual Montgomery County GreenFest. This event, which will take place on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be held at Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring.

For more details or registration information about Earth Month events, click here. 

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