Earth Day has always been part of my birthday week celebration! Concluding on my special day coming up April 24th! I love and respect nature and I like to think I do my part to help this planet survive for future generations. Remember the earth doesn’t belong to us, we belong to the earth. It is our obligation to honor Mother Earth today and everyday. Montgomery County has an endless about of actions you can take to help the the planet and often yourselves. You can act today with lots of others participating in todays celebration.
Take a look at the various Earth Day activities around Montgomery County today!
Earth Day Creek Clean Up (6pm)
@ Locust Grove Nature Center
Become a Community Scientist in Your Own Backyard – Join the City Nature Challenge!
Earth Day Trivia-Virtual Places to Visit in Montgomery County
Places to Explore in Montgomery County
C&O Canal: One of Montgomery County’s most beloved parks, the C&O Canal National Historical Park is the go-to destination for picture-perfect moments in nature. Hike the Billy Goat Trail along the Potomac River, view the iconic Great Falls waterfalls or explore the park to see what native creatures call the area home.
Brookside Gardens: Immerse yourself in a rainbow of blooms at Brookside Gardens, a 50-acre public display garden located within Wheaton Regional Park. The garden offers 10 different areas to explore including the Butterfly Garden and the Japanese Style Garden. The Conservatory features tropical and flowering plants from around the world.
Black Hills Regional Park: If you’re looking for educational recreation, Black Hill Nature Programs and Visitor Center is certified by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators as a Maryland Green Center. Register for guided hikes, therapeutic gardening lessons or head out onto the lake for kayaking tours. Kick back and check-out wildlife Nature Program videos from the comfort of your home.
Croydon Creek Nature Center: Just a short distance from downtown Rockville, The Cryodon Creek Nature Center is nestled on 120 acres of forest preserve. Enter a world of discovery through exhibits, in-person and virtual programs and self-guided exploration. With a beautiful Monarch butterfly garden and winding creek bustling with wildlife, the center makes for a perfect day of wandering.
DEP-Department of Environmental Protection has some big events coming up! For more information visit:
Do you plog? Plogging entails jogging/walking and quickly stopping to pick up trash while you’re on the go. The Plogging Challenge is a fun engaging way to raise awareness about stormwater pollution while providing Montgomery County residents the opportunity to take action and help with stormwater pollution prevention by cleaning up litter from streams, stormwater ponds, etc.
GreenFest will take place throughout the month of April with a series of free online and in-person events and activities that include educational workshops, an environmental film festival, community cleanups, and family-friendly games and scavenger hunts.
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