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24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Set for April 14

24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Set for April 14

The following information was sent to us by Crystal Hunt:

Volunteers are needed for this year's Potomac River Watershed Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.  - noon.

Help ensure clean water...be a volunteer for this year's watershed cleanup efforts! In addition to new shoreline sites, community and adopt-a-road groups are also encouraged to participate.  This is an excellent opportunity for student and scout community service hours! The Potomac River Watershed Cleanup event will be held rain or shine.

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The following information was sent to us by Laura Condeluci:

 

The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph from February 18 through April 29. This annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, features orchids from around the globe.

 

Maryland Students, Teachers and Community Leaders Honored for their Commitment to the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Students, Teachers and Community Leaders Honored for their Commitment to the Chesapeake Bay

 

The following information was sent to us by Molly Mullins:

 

12 Steps for Going Green in 2012

12 Steps for Going Green in 2012

 

Free Program Provides Environmentally Safe Alternative to Disposal of Holiday Trees

Free Program Provides Environmentally Safe Alternative to Disposal of Holiday Trees

 

The following information was sent to us by Linda Lowe:

 

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources’ (DER) Waste Management Division (WMD) will provide County residents with Christmas tree collection and drop-off services for recycling of their live Christmas trees, at no charge beginning December 27.

 

Prince George’s County’s First “Clean Up, Green Up” Beautifies and Unites Communities

Prince George’s County’s First “Clean Up, Green Up” Beautifies and Unites Communities

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson:

 

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and thousands of other Prince George’s County residents rolled up their sleeves and picked up supplies and got to work on the County’s first “Clean Up, Green Up” project.