MEDIA ADVISORY: WSSC’s Renowned Azalea Garden in FULL Bloom

Nature Lovers and Shutterbugs – It’s Peak Season

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL, Md. – April 28, 2017: More than 20,000 colorful azaleas are in full bloom at the WSSC Brighton Dam Azalea Garden. Admission to the Azalea Garden is FREE and open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Peak bloom is expected through the end of next week, weather permitting. Elderly or disabled visitors can drive through the garden Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Situated along the banks of the Triadelphia Reservoir, the Brighton Dam azaleas are renowned for their beauty. Visitors can celebrate spring by wandering through more than five acres of gorgeous flowers. After touring the garden, visitors can relax along the Brighton Dam recreational area picnic grounds. There’s even a play area for children!

WHAT:           WSSC’s Brighton Dam Azalea Garden

WHERE:         2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville, MD

WHEN:           7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, including Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14th)

The garden is part of the 5,600-acre Patuxent Watershed. Approximately four thousand acres in the watershed create a buffer around Triadelphia and T. Howard Duckett (Rocky Gorge) reservoirs, which serve as a drinking water source to approximately 30 percent of WSSC’s customers.

For more information visit WSSC’s Azalea Garden or call the Brighton Dam office at 301-206-7485. For general information visit WSSC’s watershed regulations.

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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