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Newsletter May  2016

DC GreenFest
This Weekend:
Volunteers Needed

Green Wheaton invites you to join us at the DC GreenFest May 6-8. 250 exhibitors, 50 inspirational speakers – including Ralph Nader – and lots of delicious vegan or vegetarian food. Green Wheaton is still looking for help staffing a table to be shared with the Bethesda , Silver Spring and Poolesville Green organizations. Students who help can earn SSL hours.  3 hour shifts and FREE admission!  Contact Wendy

Walk and Envision
the Future of Wheaton
this Sat.
10am -12 pm

Join us to hear, learn and participate in what the future holds
for our diverse community.

Envision Wheaton’s Future 

The tour will explore the opportunities and challenges in creating a vibrant urban district, particularly in light of the upcoming redevelopment in Wheaton’s urban core. We hope to focus on a number of issues this year, including re-development, transportation, housing, arts & entertainment, and pedestrian safety/walkability. This tour will also provide a chance for the Wheaton community to meet elected officials and key county and state staff. Register here for update and exact location information.

Stay after the walk to join photographer/artist Joanne Miller for an artist walking tour, too!

Tree Montgomery
Visits GreenDrinks

GreenWheaton would like to say a hearty thanks to Evan Keto for joining us at GreenDrinks on April 28 at Hollywood East Café. Evan is an ISA-certified arborist and program manager for Tree Montgomery in the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. His team is searching for places to plant shade trees, especially in yards of single family homes, parking lots, and multi-family communities. The best part: they will plant and maintain each tree for two years, FREE of CHARGE!!!  Funding for the program comes from the county’s tree canopy law, which charges developers who cut trees from building sites.  This is also a different program from the one that provides trees along roads; tree Montgomery trees are planted with the yard not the right-of-way near sidewalks. 

For more info or to request a tree for your yard, visit:

Wheaton Raingarden
Gets a New Home

On April 23 a group of volunteers moved Wheaton's raingarden from Reedie Triangle to Veteran's Park. Special thanks to everyone who showed up and helped dig in to make the new plants feel at home behind the Safeway!  And also, special thanks to Joanne Miller who took lots of beautiful photographs of the day, including this one, below.

Thanks for Making GreenFest a Success!

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures did not deter the crowds from coming out to learn how to go green at the Montgomery County GreenFest on April 30 in Takoma Park.  Hundreds came out to buy native plants, speak with environmental business owners, talk with educational exhibitors and learn about sustainability.  There was even a nature walk and a photography lecture and pop-up gallery featuring photos by local artist Joanne Miller. 



DC GreenFest
May 6 - 8
Volunteers needed! Contact us for more details.
Wheaton Walking Tour with Elected Officials
May 7
10am - 1pm

Help us envision Wheaton's future.
Cultural Arts Walk
May 7

Join artist Joanne Miller, begins immediately after the Wheaton Tour, see above.
WUDAC Meeting
May 10
6:30 - 7:30pm

Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee Meeting
Nature Prints with Joanne Miller
May 15
1 -  3pm
Make art with a local artist.
May 26
5:30 -8pm
Join us at BeClaws for a green cajun happy hour!
Photography in Wheaton's New Raingarden
May 28
9am - 11 am
Learn about nature and photography, meet neighbors.
GreenWheaton Gala
June 24
6 - 9 pm
We're back at Brookside Gardens for a celebration of 5 successful years.

For a complete list of all events visit our
online calendar.


Stamp out Hunger with MUM
Sat. May 14
3 – 10pm

Mid-County United Ministries (MUM) of Wheaton will be collecting for its food pantry at Albert Einstein High School at 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington, MD 20895. Volunteers needed to unload food from trucks, and to sort and pack the food for transport to a nearby storage unit. Click here for more info.
This month's GreenDrinks happy hour will be held on May 26, 5:30 - 8pm at BeClaws, 2404 University Boulevard West, Wheaton, MD 20902.  
Hope to see you there!
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