SUNDAY, July 1, 10 a.m. to noon
Leader: Maurie Kathan, Maurie.email@example.com
Meet near the gate behind the Metro station where one can access the Northwest Branch.
FREE PARKING AT METRO ON SUNDAYS.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Participants from White Oak Middle School sign in and pick up bags and gloves for the morning's work.
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.
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.
James Graham discusses the hike to Rachel Carson's home along the Rachel Carson Trail on the Northwest Branch.
Walking north upstream on a beautiful day, if unseasonably warm.
After the tour and presentations we toured the pollinator garden.