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The Raptors are Back in Wheaton on Oct 15

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.

For more information about this event, how to share your pictures, photography exhibitions and future artist walks, please visit: www.GreenWheaton.org/GreenArts or www.joannemiller-community.com

Please check website in case of rain.

This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. 

Park(ing) Day in Wheaton Fri Sept 16

Join us in Wheaton on Friday, September 16th as we turn the intersection of Grandview Ave. and Reedie Dr. into an urban oasis!

Friday, September 16
9am to 3:30pm
Grandview Ave & Reedie Dr

The Wheaton sign with a graphical representation of PARK(ing) Day (An upside down car with plants)

‘Shifting the Paradigm’ designed by Maki Kawaguchi

For one day, we’re turning parking spaces into mini-parks and green spaces.  They will feature:

  • Native plants and seating (enjoy your lunchbreak outside!)
  • Kids activities
  • Displays on environmental programs like energy reduction, water protection and trees
  • Information on local groups and community resources
  • Displays on transportation alternatives

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.
 

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

Green Drinks TUES Nov 24 @ Limerick Pub

Eat Drink and be Green

Tues November 24 , 2015 • 5:30P to 8:00P

Limerick Pub • 11301 Elkin St • Wheaton MD 20902

$5 Suggestion Donation

MocoLogo2_2015-3Featured 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.

MUM_logo copyDONATE 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

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 @greenwheatoninc   Wheaton’s twitter is @wheatonmd. Use hashtag #greenurbanwheaton to talk about redevelopment.