Artist Joanne Miller, GreenWheaton and Community Partners Montgomery Parks and the Wheaton Urban District invite you to join us for a morning of photography with birds of prey. Adventures with Raptors will introduce you to live owls and hawks. Joanne will provide camera tips for photographers of all ages. Bring your camera, family and friends. Cameras will be available to use with ID.
Artist Talk: 9:00 AM
Bird Photography: 9:00–11:00 AM
This event is free and open to the public of all ages.
Directions and Parking: Sunday free parking in County Parking Garage 45 (located on Amherst Ave next to Veterans Park) Wheaton Metro Station one block away
Share your photographs and participate in upcoming Wheaton Community Exhibitions.
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”.
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
Featured Speaker Diana Ash, Communications Associate, Montgomery County Food Council will discuss the Food Council and the Community Food Rescue Initiative.
The Montgomery County Food Council is a collection of community stakeholders who examine problems and develop solutions to improve our local food system and county. The activities of the Food Council are accomplished primarily through our Working Groups, led by Council Members and populated by concerned residents with a shared commitment to making a positive impact in our food system. These subcommittees develop and executive initiatives, support policies, and facilitate partnerships connected to their specific goals.
DONATE AND RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET!! We are collecting non-perishable food donations for Mid-County United Ministries (MUM). Preferred items include: Hot/Cold Cereals, Crackers/Cookies, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Dessert Mixes/Icing, Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices; Fruit Juices, Pasta Sauces, Dry/Canned Milk, Canned Meats/Tuna, Tea/Cocoa/Coffee, Soups/Stews/Chilies, Diet Specific Foods, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Toiletries, Condiments/Spices
NEXT PUBLIC MEETING ON WHEATON REDEVELOPMENT DEC. 11TH AT 7PM AT WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL (12601 Dalewood Dr, Wheaton, MD, 20902) Montgomery County will be holding its next public meeting on Dec. 11th at 7pm to update the community on its progress on the Wheaton Redevelopment project. To learn more about the project, please visit the project page here. Please attend this public meeting and make your voice heard!
You can also check out this excellent blog entry from ANS Conservation Director, Diane Cameron.
Let’s also keep the conversation on these issues alive on social media like Twitter and Facebook. Greenwheaton’s twitter is @greenwheatonincWheaton’s twitter is @wheatonmd. Use hashtag #greenurbanwheatonto talk about redevelopment.