Tag Archives: Sustainable

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

SUMMER SOLSTICE SOLAR EVENT with the Sierra Club

Learn about how to go solar with the Sierra Club

There are now more ways than ever to have your home’s energy come from renewable solar energy!
Learn from the Sierra Club how going solar just became easier.
Learn about your options
•Community solar
• Rooftop installations
• Power purchase agreements
• Solar co-ops
• New government incentives
Hear from
•The Sierra Club
• Private solar contractors
• Government agencies
• Solar Cooperatives
• Subscriber Organizations

Photography Event with Joanne Miller

photo by Joanne Miller

photo by Joanne Miller

Artist Joanne Miller, GreenWheaton and community partners invite you to join us for a morning of photography in Wheaton’s newly transplanted urban rainscape garden. Capture native blooming flowers and plants, enjoy the sunshine, meet community neighbors. Joanne will provide camera tips for photographers of all ages. Cameras will be available to use with ID. Bring your family and friends.

  • Artist Talk: 9:00–9:15 AM
  • Garden Photography: 9:15–11:00 AM

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.