UPCOMING EVENTS

July

Volunteers bagging trash and recyclables along the Northwest Branch.

July 1, Sunday, Stream clean up, W. Hyattsville Metro

SUNDAY, July 1, 10 a.m. to noon

Leader: Maurie Kathan, Maurie.kathan@gmail.com

Meet near the gate behind the Metro station where one can access the Northwest Branch.

FREE PARKING AT METRO ON SUNDAYS.

Recent Event: Raingarden Plants that Attract Pollinators and Birds

Chris Lewis, Professional Horticulturist and manager of the garden shop at Behnkes, showed pictures and discussed the attributes of plants that do well in soggy sites.

Recent Event: Earth Day Stream Cleanups

NNWB sponsored three cleanup sites: Burnt Mills, Broad Acres Local Park, and the stretch of the NW Branch behind the W. Hyattsville Metro station.

Recent Event: Exploring the African American legacy in the NWB, Mar. 17, 2018

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.

Recent Event: Rethink your Yard with Rainscapes, Mar. 7, 2018

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.

Recent Event: "Sense of Wonder" virtual bird walk, Feb. 7, 2018

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.

Recent Event: MLK service weekend cleanups, Jan. 13 and 15, 2018

Check out pictures from a very cold weekend of cleanups at Broad Acres Local Park and the Lamberton Tributary. Both areas contribute trash to the Northwest Branch.  Best to get it BEFORE it gets to the Branch.

Recent Event: Cleanup at Burnt Mills (10/28/17)

Getting ready.

Participants from White Oak Middle School sign in and pick up bags and gloves for the morning's work.

On the job.

We would prefer not to have to clean up careless people's trash, but those who help in this endeavor enjoy some camaraderie while they work.

Result

After sorting and consolidation, what we removed from the stream and valley amounted to 13 bags full of recyclables and 12 bags of other trash.

Recent Event: Rachel Carson House visit (9/16/17)

Meeting at Burnt Mills Dam

James Graham discusses the hike to Rachel Carson's home along the Rachel Carson Trail on the Northwest Branch.

Two Mile Trek

Walking north upstream on a beautiful day, if unseasonably warm.

Rachel Carson's Pollinator Garden

After the tour and presentations we toured the pollinator garden.