Montgomery County Celebrates Earth Month with Events Throughout April; Activities Culminate at the Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest on May 6

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 30, 2017 To celebrate Earth Month, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the Department of Transportation, will host a series of events throughout the County in April. These events offer opportunities for residents and businesses to actively help make the County a greener, cleaner place. “Our County residents are our greatest partner in ensuring that the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) can accomplish our mission of enhancing the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities,” said DEP Director Lisa Feldt. “Having a month dedicated to conserving our planet provides a great opportunity for renewed commitment to improve our environment.” Montgomery County Sponsored Earth Month Events: Recycling Volunteer Orientation Training Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 6th Floor, Rockville Paper Shredding and Recycling Event Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road Montgomery County Energy Summit Wednesday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza Business Waste Reduction and Recycling Seminar Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Marriott, 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg Hometown Habitat Documentary Film Screening Sunday, April 9, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown Capital Bikeshare Promotion Events:Try out a bikeshare bike, take a bikeshare trip for free, and enter for a chance to win a yearlong Capital Bikeshare membership, free helmets and other prizes. Monday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fallsgrove Blvd and Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville Tuesday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Silver Spring Metro (Colesville Road and Wayne Ave.) Wednesday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friendship Boulevard and Willard Ave. Thursday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive RideOn Customer Appreciation Days Monday, April 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Medical Center Metro Station, 8810 Rockville Pike, Bethesda Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lakeforest Transit Center and Odendhal Ave., Gaithersburg Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Pop Up Events at the Silver Spring Metro Tuesday, April 11, 11 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 4 to 6:30 p.m. 8400 Colesville Road, Silver Spring Discover County Transit Options at Shady Grove Metro Friday, April 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shady Grove Metro Station, 15903 Somerville Drive, Rockville Green Business Forum Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800 Rockville First Completed Commercial PACE Project Green Ribbon Cutting Thursday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 12 noon Comfort Inn Shady Grove, 16216 Frederick Rd, Gaithersburg Volunteer Clean-up with DEP Opportunity #1: Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring. (Register for exact location) Volunteer Clean-up with DEP Opportunity #2: Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon East Light Drive, Silver Spring (Register for exact location) Earth Month will close with the 3rd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest.This event will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bohrer Park and Activity Center located at 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the County’s premier environmental festival and combines entertainment, exhibitors, films, food, and workshops to provide a day of fun for the whole family. The festival is free and open to the public. For details or registration information about Earth Month events, visit The Earth Month website also has details about non-County sponsored Earth Month events, including volunteer events. For more details on GreenFest, visit # # # Release ID: 17-439 Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507]]>

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