Volunteers after a creek cleanup in Tilden Woods; two volunteers pulling invasive plants in Cabin John Local Park.

6 Creek Cleanups

We removed:

  • 165 bags of trash

  • More than 36 wire tree cages

  • 25 bags of recyclable materials

  • 8 tires

  • Several pipes

  • Large debris

  • Scrap metal


4 "Weed Warrior" Days

  • Volunteers donated more than 76 hours removing invasive plants on county park land.

  • We cut or pulled hundreds of non-native shrubs and more than 20 bags of garlic mustard.


2 RainScapes Meetings with the Luxmanor Citizens Assocation Neighborhoods

  • The first meeting was an introduction to the county's RainScapes program for the Luxmanor, Windermere, and The Oaks communities, with the offer of free, expedited site assessments of stormwater issues in homeowners' yards. 26 homeowners attended and 15 requested site assessments.

  • The second meeting was a RainScapes Workshop, designed to help homeowners who received site assessments take the next steps, such as choosing a landscape designer and learning about native plants they can use in their projects.

1 Faith and Local Waters Workshop

25 people from 15 congregations -- many in our watershed -- attended and learned how to start environmental stewardship groups at their places of worship, as well as how to get support for RainScapes projects and implement them.


1 Day of Storm Drain Marking

With the help of two interns, we marked 24 storm drains with "Do Not Pollute" stickers in the Inverness neighborhood.


1 Campaign to Pick Up Pet Waste

We gave literature and posters to 13 Veterinary hospitals and 4 animal related businesses in our watershed to post in public areas, reminding dog owners to pick up after their dogs. We also placed posters in kiosks in several county parks. The theme of this county campaign is "There is no such thing as the poop fairy."


1 Rain Garden Tour

We held a Rain Garden Tour featuring seven stops: six residential properties with RainScapes projects and one set of two faith-based institutions (St. James’ Episcopal Church and Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah) located next to each other, with a shared RainScapes project in the back of the properties.

Thank you for volunteering, participating, and making 2018 a great year!

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Dog walkers stop at our table in Cabin John Regional Park; two interns hold up storm drain markers.