H2O Summit 2013

H2O Summit 2013
Event on 2013-03-16 09:00:00

Public Invited to H2O Summit courtesy of Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission!


Are you looking for ways to better your environment?  Interested in gaining more knowledge about the well being of your community?  Perhaps you are looking for ways to get more involved and volunteer.  Or, could it be, you are looking for all of these opportunities wrapped into one day of fun?  Well, if that's the case, we better see you on March 16th, 2013 for the H2O summit!  Come out and be a part of something big!


   Get ready to meet with local leaders of environmental protection.  Get to know your neighbors and work together to make a difference.  You will have the chance to learn about new and exciting volunteer opportunities. 


   Speakers will guide you through major water related issues, accomplishments,  and provide you with helpful explanations.  On top of that, you will have the opportunity to meet with a multitude of organizations who are working towards healing our local ecosystem and overall community.


   Oh! And of course, this event is free!  So, really what more do you need to be swayed into such a great cause?  Don't pass up this glorious opportunity to better your streams, better your community, and better your world.  Be a community hero and an environmental protector!


Main Topics

  • Stormwater Education and pollution prevention 
  • Water Quality improvement and Stream Health (protection & conservation)
  • Volunteerism and changing social behavior


What Your Day Will Consist Of

There will be breaks between sessions

Morning Session

9:00am-10:00am–The opening ceremony will have a speech delivered by Director Hoyt of The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. 


10:00am-1:00pm–You will have the option of which track you would like to learn about:

Track #1) What the Government is doing to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water.

Track #2) What community groups are doing to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water including:

  • Case studies from community groups (what has been successful)
  • How to involve more people and keep them engaged
  • How to reach out to different cultures and relay the environmental message

Track #3) A session on "what you can do to prevent and lessen the impact of storm water".  This will be repeated throughout the day with one of the sessions spoken in Spanish.


 Family H2O Fair

1:00pm- 4:00pm– The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) will host the fair portion of the day.  They will have an assortment of water related exhibitors located in the gym.  They will also have other interactive activities outdoors. 

You will have the chance to meet with watershed groups and learn more about what they do in particular to help the planet!


Some of the Exhibitors you will see at the event

    •  A.I.R. Lawn Care
    • All Eco Center
    • Aqua Barrel, Inc
    • Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS)
    • Cacapon Institute
    • Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co.
    • Community Forklift
    • Eco-Beco
    • Harvest Collective
    • Little Falls Watershed Alliance
    • Locust Grove Nature Center
    • Montgomery Parks
    • MOCO DEP – RainScapes Program
    • MOCO DEP- Solid Waste
    • MOCO DEP- Watershed Management
    • Muddy Branch Alliance
    • National-Captial Watershed Stewards Academy
    • Seneca Creek Watershed Partners
    • Sheehy Ford – Hybrid vehicles
    • University of Maryland – Master Gardeners

 Interested in being an exhibitor at the event? Please contact WSSC for more details.

at Gaithersburg, Maryland
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, United States

FM Washington

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