Tiffany makes her case. Laura Barnitz, NNWB board member and Operations Manager of OneMontgomeryGreen works the slides. Photo by Anne Ambler
one truck tire tread, a large metal sign, and part of a fishing rod. Big thanks to all who participated! See the photo gallery below.
Cara Johnson finds a large piece of cloth wedged under debris and a large rock at Burnt Mills.
Team work here of mentors (green shirts) and mentees (white shirts) get the job done, whether hauling tires or bags.
an air mattress in a tree and a stereo. The team also found a shopping cart in the bank but could not get it out. And leader Maurie Kathan pulled 3 bags of invasive garlic mustard. Not a bad morning's work! Thanks to all involved!
Some of the hard-working crew show their work: Zoe Vulgaropulos, Allison Gillespie, Philip Dickson, Emily Rubin, and others.
The sturdy band starts from Woodlawn Manor, around the field where the Park Dept. horses graze..
Ann English, Rainscapes Planner for Montgomery County, shows a Rainscapes yard conversion. She explained the program elements and available rebates.
Several bills relevant to our work are in the 2018 General Assembly. By a vote of the board, we are testifying for two: A ban on use and sale of expanded polystyrene (foam) food service products, and ban on use of state funds for synthetic playground and athletic field surfaces.
Ross Feldner, VP, Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance and expert birder, puts the bird with the song.
A group of over 20 participants were treated to a sight-sound match of birds and their songs, along with interesting information about the birds' habits and talents. Many of these birds are ones we can expect to see on our outdoor bird walk April 7, 9 a.m., Burnt Mills dam.
Ann English, Rainscapes Planner for Montgomery County spoke to our group of about how to turn yards into sponges to reduce polluted runoff into our streams, and how to tap into the county's program of rebates that help offset some of the cost.
A group of 13 explored the Underground Railroad within a remaining patch of woods along the NWB, concluding with a visit to the Sandy Spring African American Slave Museum and Art Gallery.