H2O Summit on Saturday, March 22 Highlights Importance of Region’s Waterways

WSSC Partners with Montgomery County for 4th Annual Event Aimed at Protecting Water

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – March 18, 2014: Live music and interactive activities for the whole family are featured at this Saturday’s H20 Summit. This is a free event co-sponsored by WSSC and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection, to underscore the message that everyone plays an important role in protecting the region’s water and watersheds. More than 40 organizations and green vendors will participate from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 22, in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 8525 Fenton Street.
 
Featured Masters of Ceremony include Jim Foster, President of Anacostia Watershed Society; Mathew Logan, President & Potomac Riverkeeper; and Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper.

For the first time ever, the afternoon festival portion of the H2O Summit features live music by:

  • The Exclusives Dance and Cover Band.
  • SongRise DC.
  • Dan Barry, Singer/Songwriter
  • B2R Bethesda Bands, Classic and Modern.

Other afternoon activities include mini-workshops:

  • Edible Forests with Kim Walsh, CHEARS
  • Ten Ways to Help the Anacostia: Vaughn Perry, Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Native Plant Gardens for Birds, Butterflies and Clean Water with Leah Miller, Izaak Walton League
  • Creating a Permaculture Garden in Your Own Front Yard with Davey Rogner, Harvest Collective
  • Helping the Frogs with Virginia Vassalotti, Montgomery County DEP
  • Five Things to Take Care of Your Trees with Herb White, M-NCPPC
  • Plant Natives: How to Help the Monarchs and Other Pollinators with Selwyn Ramp, Chesapeake Natives and Kelly Lawhorn, Monarch Sister Schools Program

The morning session, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., features roundtable discussions with local nonprofit, government and university environmental experts discussing a range of conservation issues. Advance registration is required for the a.m. sessions only.

Additional event partners include M-NCPPC, the University of Maryland Extension and the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville.

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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