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.
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!
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.
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.
How soon after a snowstorm do we expect our local roads to be passable, and major roads to be at speed? We're an impatient people, anxious to get on with our business, but at what cost to our plants, wildlife, and water?
What's the problem?
As winter snow melts, stormwater carries accumulated salt into stormdrains and lakes, ponds, drinking water reservoirs and streams. Road salt and sand in our waterways:
What can we do?