Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season
and a Fantastic New Year!


THANK YOU for being a part of GreenWheaton!

We hope to see you at our Holiday Happy Hour.


Tuesday, December 22nd

11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

In honor of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta all proceeds and donations received at this event will be presented to Heroes Inc., dedicated to aid families of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

A few highlights from 2015:

  •   Montgomery County GreenFest
  • Volunteering at the always delicious Taste Of Wheaton.
  • Supporting park clean-ups, and food, clothing & linen collections.  
  • Monthly Artist & Nature Photography Walks (Next Walk Sat Dec 19 2-4p)
  • Monthly Green Drinks networking happy hours at Hollywood East Cafe, Limerick Pub, and Los Chorros
  • Another successful Gala, due to the support of YOU and our community and business sponsors. 
 Thank you all!
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Congratulations to Ed Murtagh:

County resident receives the Presidential GreenGov sustainability hero award

(written by Jessicca Jones, Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection)

In late November, the Obama Administration announced the recipients of the GreenGov Presidential Awards, which celebrates extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama's Federal Sustainability goals. They honor Federal civilian and military personnel, agency teams, agency projects, facilities, and programs that exemplify President Obama's charge to lead by example.

County resident, Ed Murtagh, was the recipient of the Sustainability Hero Award!

As the Sustainable Operations Manager at the United States Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in D.C., Ed has created Green Teams, engaged senior leadership, developed outreach and education programs, and promoted an overall culture of sustainability throughout the agency. In addition, his efforts have resulted in the reduction of use of electricity, water, and steam; higher rates of waste diversion; greener infrastructure; increased use of environmentally preferable products; and meeting many sustainability goals, including achieving an Energy Star score of 99 at USDA’s headquarters building.

The White House announced eight awards in seven different categories to individuals and teams. These honorees exemplify our Federal workforce’s commitment to meeting the President’s directive to create a clean energy economy that will increase our Nation’s prosperity, promote energy security, protect the interests of taxpayers, combat climate change, and safeguard the health of our environment.

Along with the amazing work Ed has done to green the USDA, he is also a green leader in the community.  He is a GreenWheaton founding member and current President who has lived in Wheaton for 20 years.  He is also a member of the Friends of Sligo Creek and the Neighbors of Northwest Branch through which he encourages homeowners to manage their onsite stormwater management.

Thank you Ed for all the work you do to make our County and Country a greener, healthier place to live.

(Link to original posting)


Enjoy Winter Fun with Ice Skating

Looking for a family outing,  a different date activity, some fun with friends? 
You should check out the great ice skating options!

Montgomery Parks has two indoor ice rinks, Cabin John Ice Rink and Wheaton Ice Arena. Both rinks offer an assortment of programs for all ages including lessons, general and special skating sessions, and rental times. Each rink has a warming room, a pro-shop, a snack bar, coin-operated lockers, and skate rental. Skate sharpening for your own skates is also available.

Update on Wheaton Planning

(message from Rachel Davis Newhouse, RLA, CLA, Montgomery Parks)

Montgomery Parks is updating the 1987 Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan to better reflect the current interests and needs of the community.  We are seeking your input and ideas to help us improve the park.

Wheaton Regional Park was established in 1960 and features a wide array of amenities and facilities including a dog park, Brookside Gardens, Brookside Nature Center, Wheaton Park Stables, the Frank R. Rubini Athletic Complex, the Wheaton Indoor Tennis Center, the Wheaton Ice Arena, the Wheaton Miniature Train and the Ovid Hazen Wells Carousel located in the Shorefield Picnic Area.

Please take a moment to learn more about the park and the process for updating the Master Plan by visiting, where you will find the schedule and preliminary issues identified for the project.  Most importantly, send us your ideas to make Wheaton Regional Park even better than it is now.

If your community Group, Club, Civic or Homeowner Association would like us to attend your next meeting to talk about this Master Plan effort, please contact Rachel Newhouse or Dominic Quattrocchi at Montgomery Parks.
For additional information or for any questions, you may also contact Rachel Newhouse at 310 650 – 4368 or Dom Quattrocchi at 301 650 – 4361.


GreenWheaton Green Drinks meets on the 4th Thursday of the month.  GreenWheaton, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint.

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