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Posted on: March 23, 2018

April is Earth Month in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 – Earth Day’s 48th anniversary is Sunday, April 22. Rockville celebrates the season with the following activities aimed at environmental sustainability:


April 4: 5th Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Silver Spring. Learn more at www.mcenergysummit.org.


April 12: Glenview Mansion and Peerless Rockville Speaker Series: Learn the Three B’s: Bee, Beneficial and Blooms, 7 p.m. at Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive. Marie Rojas Marie will present. She is a master gardener and beekeeper from Beallsville, who provides integrated pest management services for homeowners, nursery growers and property managers and serves on several green industry boards. Learn more at www.peerlessrockville.org/events-and-programs


April 14: 30th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. Stream cleanup sites include:

  • Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, 9 a.m.–noon.
  • Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway, 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Maryvale Park, 812 First St., 10 a.m.-noon.

City staff will greet volunteers. Gloves and bags will be provided. Student Service Learning hours are available. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. For more information, or to register, email environment@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8870.


April 22: Science Day, noon-5 p.m. at Montgomery College, Rockville campus, 51 Mannakee St. Visit the Croydon Creek Nature Center table. Free. Learn more at www.rockvillesciencecenter.org/rockville-science-day.


April 25: Arbor Day Ceremony. Tree-planting at 11 a.m. at Rockmead Park, 1800 Greenplace Terrace.


April 28: Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rockville City Police Station, 2 W. Montgomery Ave. Drive up and drop off unused or expired medications so that they are safely disposed of and kept out of our environment. For more information, contact Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922 or kmatney@rockvillemd.gov.


April 28: Spring Festival with Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center. Bring the family to celebrate spring with a live raptor show from Scales and Tales, face painting by Kids Party Face, naturalist-led hikes, nature games and crafts and a native plant sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center.


May 5: Montgomery County Greenfest, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park, 900 Jesup Blair Drive, Silver Spring. A free, family-friendly festival dedicated to celebrating the people and environment of Montgomery County. Visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org.


May 6: Invasive Plant Pull, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center. Work with a regional expert to pull invasive plants. Gloves will be provided. No registration necessary. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 240-314-8770 for details.


May 12: Green Your Backyard Information Session, 10-11:30 a.m. at Croydon Creek Nature Center. Learn about RainScapes Rewards and other city programs designed to help you green your backyard and reduce pollution in this free information session. To register, call 240-314-8870 or email rainscapes@rockvillemd.gov with your name, phone number and address.


Learn how to bring an environmental speaker to your next community meeting and how to get involved and live greener and healthier at www.rockvillemd.gov/environment.


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov

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