13th Annual WSSC Family Campfire and Watershed Fair

Entertainer Billy B., S’mores and Environmental Games Round out Laurel Event

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Laurel – September 16, 2013:The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) invites you to gather ‘round the campfire for an evening of song, snakes and s’mores at its 13th Annual Family Campfire and Watershed Fair on Saturday, September 28, from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., at its headquarters at 14501 Sweitzer Lane in Laurel.  This family oriented event provides a fun-filled atmosphere to learn about the environment.


Headliner Billy B. sings and dances to teach children of all ages about the wonders of natural science, ecology and the environment. Billy B. has performed for more than 2 million children in 45 states and Canada, giving 400-500 shows a year in schools and variety of venues such as the White House, Wolf Trap, Ford’s Theater, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  He will be introduced by Adam Ortiz, Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources

The event also features a Watershed Fair, which will include games, activities and exhibits to highlight how we can protect our watershed, as well as live animals such as raptors and snakes.  The campfire begins at 6:30 p.m.  Visitors are asked to bring a flashlight, chairs or a blanket, unbreakable cups and long sticks for roasting marshmallows. Water and s’mores ingredients will be provided. 

To register for this free program, go to WSSC’s website and look for Family Campfire Event. Space is limited, so participants are urged to register soon.  For more information, call Sandy August at 301-206-8240.

The Family Campfire is presented in cooperation with the Patuxent Reservoirs Watershed Protection Group to promote the message of protecting our watershed. WSSC is partnering with Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Howard County and other local government agencies.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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