County Sponsors Several Activities For Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day Thursday, Montgomery County is providing opportunities for residents to help clean up a creek, learn to compost and improve their energy footprint.

From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., residents will help clean up Cabin John Creek and the surrounding parkland in a naturalist-led program. The event at the Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda has reached capacity and drop-ins will not be accepted.

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is holding a virtual hands-on workshop about composting certain food scraps in backyards using rodent-proof compost bins. It will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Click here to register.

Between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., My Green Montgomery will be celebrating Earth Day during a virtual presentation designed to show how people can lessen their energy footprint and save money too. The Montgomery County Environmental Protection staff will share project ideas and show how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect leaks.

To join, click here or dial 301-715-8592 and use the meeting id of 983 8550 9116.

Residents also can celebrate nature at Montgomery Parks’ Restore Our Earth Fun Run and Walk at Wheaton Regional Park on April 24 at 9 a.m. The free event includes a run or walk through the park. The three-mile race starts behind the Wheaton Carousel.

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Suzanne Pollak

About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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