Category Archives: Community

Volunteers Needed this Saturday to Move Wheaton Garden

We need help re-planting our native garden!

Saturday April 23, 2016
2 PM to 6 PM
as we move the Rainscapes Garden from Parking Lot 13 in Reedie Triangle to Veterans Park.
After 5 years the Rainscapes Garden will have a new home during re-development.
(For more about the location, please see the Eventbrite link, below.)
Please come out and help us plant natives!
Even if you only have an hour to help, stop by and dig in.
“Native plants provide ecosystem services such as sequestering carbon, cleaning air and water by filtering pollutants, capturing storm water, stopping erosion, building topsoil, providing diversity for insects and pollinators, and connecting humans to their natural world”. 
 
STUDENTS SSL Hours available!
Refreshments will be provided. 
If you have gloves and/or digging tools we encourage you to bring them.
We will have a limited number available as well.
 

Artist Walking Tour in Wheaton, MD this Sunday

Sunday
April 17, 2016

1:30 – 3:30pm

Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton, MD. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).

The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.

Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.

Meet at Wheaton Veterans Park – 11200 Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902.

In the event of rain, artist walk will be rescheduled.

Please visit the Wheaton Arts and Culture gallery of community photographs at www.joannemiller-community.com.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. To learn more about the project and upcoming events go to the www.greenwheaton.org/greenarts

 

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Artist Walking Tour this Saturday March 19

ARTIST WALKING TOUR:

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 1:00PM – 3:00 PM 

Meet at Veterans Park, 11200 Amherst Avenue.  Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).  The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.  Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.

Joanne Miller and GreenWheaton are collaborating on a year-long Wheaton Arts and Culture Grant.  To learn more about this project and upcoming events go to the www.greenwheaton.org/greenarts

Let us know you’re coming  RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-walking-tour-photography-in-wheaton-arts-and-entertainment-district-tickets-22531947662

 

 

Spring Fever in Wheaton – Sat Feb 20 @1PM – Wheatons Veterans Park

 

Join GreenWheaton and artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).  The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.  Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome. In the event of rain, artist walk will be rescheduled. Please visit the Wheaton Arts and Culture gallery of community photographs at www.joannemiller-community.com.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-walking-tour-photography-in-wheaton-arts-and-entertainment-district-tickets-21524542486

 

Bethesda Green Fields of Green Internship Fair is tomorrow.

Bethesda Green’s Seventh Annual FIELDS OF GREEN INTERNSHIP FAIR!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

10 AM – 2 PM

4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200

Second floor of the Capital One Bank

Are you a college or grad school student looking for an internship or job in the innovative green sector? Have you recently graduated and need to get your foot in the door to kick start you green career?

If so, the Seventh Annual Fields of Green Internship Fair is for you!

This year we will host some of the leading environmental employers from the DC metro area and green companies looking for talented candidates to fulfill their internship needs. This year will feature some of the newest start ups and incubator companies in Bethesda.  Come to the fair prepared to impress as employers will be interviewing promising candidates on-the-spot.

Here is a peek at some of the past employers and incubator companies who participated at last year’s Fields of Green Internship Fair!

  • Green Wheaton
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Montgomery County Food Council
  • Department of Environmental Protection (Montgomery County)
  • And many, many more!

We hope to see you on February 6, 2016! If you have any questions, please contact Kim Goddu at kim@bethesdagreen.org

Employers: Is your organization looking for stellar interns this summer? Or, perhaps for interns year round? Right now we are in the process of inviting employers looking for highly qualified candidates to participate in this year’s internship fair. Not only will you meet the candidates for the internships face-to-face on February 6, 2016 but your internship posting will be widely shared among our diverse network as well as posted on our Fields of Green webpage leading up to the event. In year’s past we have matched many amazing candidates with innovative green jobs.

Help us develop the next generation of start ups and promote local job creation by participating in the Fields of Green Internship Fair! We accept both paid and unpaid positions at the fair.  More

Weather Alert !!

Community members are urged to subscribe to Alert Montgomery at https://alert.montgomerycountymd.gov to stay updated on the latest important information. Alerts can be sent to one or more electronic devices, including cell phones, text pagers, wireless PDAs, and home and work emails. For information during the storm, go to the County website www.montgomerycountymd.gov, check the County’s Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/MontgomeryCoMD or Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com. The MC311 County informational call center remains open for extended hours during periods of emergencies and can be reached at 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311. Questions can also be asked of MC311 through their website: www.MC311.com.

Preparing for the Storm Check with neighbors or elderly family members who may require special assistance, to see if they need help in stocking up on supplies or medications, and call them during the storm. If there is a power outage, be prepared by having enough food, water, medication (if needed) and batteries to last two days. Make sure portable radios, smoke detectors and flashlights are working properly. Make shelter, food, water and medication preparations for pets and livestock. Car owners are urged to help clear the way for snow plow operators. When parking on-street, pull close to the curb on the even numbered side of the street. Park vehicles in driveways or off the street whenever possible. Plan where you will park if a State or County Snow Emergency is declared, making parking illegal on those roads. Drivers may park in County garages and lots. Fees are waived during a snow emergency. Be sure your vehicle(s) are ready to drive after the storm by filling the gas tank; checking tires to make sure they have an adequate tread and are fully inflated; checking oil, antifreeze and windshield washer fluid levels; and ensuring windshield wipers, lights, flashing hazard lights, exhaust system, heater, brakes and defroster are all working. Keep a windshield scraper, small shovel and broom in the car for ice and snow removal, and a small sack of sand or kitty litter to improve wheel traction.

During the Storm Power Outages: Treat all “dark” intersections as four-way stops. Stop – then proceed cautiously. During a power outage, relying on battery-operated lights, rather than candles, is much safer. Using candles increases the risk of a fire. Refrigerated food will remain unspoiled only about four hours if the refrigerator is unopened. A full freezer will hold the temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. Use ice to keep your refrigerator at 40°F or below and the freezer at 0° or lower if there is a prolonged power outage. It can be fatal for those without power to use gas or charcoal grills, propane heaters and stoves, kerosene space heaters or generators indoors. These items are a source of carbon monoxide, which can build up indoors and cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

Snow Shovel Law: County residents are required by law to clear sidewalks in front of and alongside their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Everyone is encouraged to help seniors or others who may not be physically able to shovel. Remember not to shovel snow over fire hydrants and make a point to shovel hydrants out. Snow Removal in Parking Lots: Parking lot managers are reminded not to block disability parking spaces and their adjacent striped areas when removing snow from adjacent areas. Also not to pile snow on sidewalks and to clear adjacent sidewalks. Owners of adjacent properties are required to keep sidewalks clear by law.

Snow Treatment and Removal from roads: State-maintained roads, which are the numbered roads in the County, are cleared by the Maryland State Highway Administration. Snow clearance of County roads begins with pre-treating major County roads with salt brine, a solution of salt and water, before snow begins falling unless there is rain to wash the solution away. Plowing of County roads begins when three or more inches of snow accumulates with a temperature below freezing. The County’s Department of Transportation clears emergency and primary routes before it begins clearing neighborhood streets. Neighborhood streets are not cleared to bare pavement, but are made passable. Residents are asked to remain patient. There are approximately 1,000 lane miles of primary (arterial roads connecting subdivisions or business districts) and secondary roads (main collector streets through subdivisions) which are continuously treated with salt and sand and kept in “bare pavement” condition. Once the snow stops falling and major roads are clear, crews turn their attention to making streets passable for the more than 4,100 miles of neighborhood streets. For more information about snow removal operations visit the county’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/snow or call 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311. Visit the County’s snow map at http://www7.montgomerycountymd.gov/snowmap/. Snow Emergency Routes: Both the State of Maryland and Montgomery County have designated certain roads as SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES marked with red and white signs. When the State and/or County initiates its snow emergency plan, it is illegal to park on these designated roads or drive without snow tires, all-weather tires, mud/snow radials or chains. Vehicles without the proper type of tire or chains that block snow emergency routes during an emergency may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. m commercial or residential parking lots.

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If you have any questions or comments, please visit the MC311 Portal at www.mc311.com or call 3-1-1 (240-777-0311 if outside the County) to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

MLK DAY OF SERVICE Park Clean-Up in Wheaton, MD

JOIN GREENWHEATON & MONTGOMERY PARKS

For

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE
Park Clean-Up in Wheaton, MD
at

Glenmont Local Park
next to Wheaton HS
3201 Randolph Road Wheaton MD 20906

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
10a TO NOON 

Come on out for some fun and fresh air, meet your neighbors and take active ownership in your local park! SSL hours provided. Students please bring your forms! Let us Know you’re coming but we don’t mind if you just show up either.

RSVP:

https://mlkcleanupwheaton2016.eventbrite.com

Thank you for volunteering for the annual MLK Day of Service! GreenWheaton will have a registration table by the park recreation building.  Please sign-in and pick up your gloves and trash bag.

Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. We will be cleaning up both sides of Randolph Road. To stay informed about other GreenWheaton events, sign up for our newsletter!

GreenWheaton & Silver Spring Green’s Holiday Green Drinks on Tuesday (12-22) will support Heroes Inc in honor of fallen Officer Noah Leotta

Join GreenWheaton and Silver Spring Green for our third annual Holiday Networking Event.

Tues Dec 225:30p to 8p

Hollywood East Cafe

Westfield Wheaton Restaurant Row

11160 Viers Mill Road Wheaton MD 20902

 FREE APPETIZERS – RAFFLES – PRIZES

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.

 

Half of Wheaton Market Place Parking Lot to be Temporarily Closed Overnight on December 14 and 15

Overnight on or about December 14 and 15, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will temporarily close portions of the Wheaton Market Place parking lot located at 11219 Grandview Avenue. Half the lot will remain open at any time to parkers. During the first closure, the western side of the parking lot will be closed from 8 p.m. on or about December 14 through 6 a.m. on December 15. During this time, the eastern side of the lot will remain open, but will only be accessible from Triangle Lane. The ADA accessible spaces will be temporarily located to the east side of the lot.

From 8 p.m. on or about December 15 through 6 a.m. December 16, the eastern side of the lot will be temporarily closed. The western side of the lot will be open to parkers and will only be accessible from Grandview Avenue. MCDOT will be performing a seismic refraction test to determine type, density, age and water content of soils and/or rock as part of the Wheaton Redevelopment Project.  En Espanol