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October 7, 2014

Email the foam out of our local waters #BanTheFoamMoCo

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Montgomery County: Not all wildlife is natural.

A quarter of trash collected from our local rivers is expanded polystyrene foam (often known as Styrofoam). Let’s make it zero.

The Montgomery County council has a hearing on Tuesday, October 14, about bill 41-14 to ban expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam from food service businesses and ban loose EPS foam packaging (you know…packing peanuts). Banning it at the source prevents it from reaching our rivers and waters.

If you live in Montgomery County, we need you to fill out the action alert below to tell your council members to pass this bill and help protect our local rivers and waterways!

Don’t live in Montgomery County? Share this with those who do.

Every email makes a difference…yes, even yours.

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October 28, 2012

UMD Paint Branch Stream Clean Up

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UMD Paint Branch Stream Clean Up
Sunday, Nov 11th: 12pm – 2pm
Acredale Park, 4300 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD (map)

Paint Branch flows through Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In 1974, Paint Branch was designated as Natural Trout Waters by the state of Maryland, and the stream supports a population of Brown Trout. This cleanup will help protect this fragile habitat, and stop the trash from flowing downstream.

Meet in the Acredale Park parking lot (first lot on the left after you turn onto Metzerott Rd from Route 1).

Dress for cold weather and mud (long pants, sturdy shoes, etc). Cleanup supplies and snacks provided.

UMD Students: Our cleanup site is right next to your campus! Spread the word, bring your friends, and help us stop trash from flowing into the Anacostia River.