Community Connections

We believe it is necessary to connect and collaborate with our neighbors to strengthen our ecosystems as well as our communities!

Programs

RainScape Tours

Join or schedule an excursion to the new and effective Bannockburn Club House rain gardens! Rain gardens are areas populated by native plants that slow water runoff, filter pollutants from water, and help with stormwater management. Contact the Glen Echo Town Hall at townhall@glenecho.org to schedule a tour! 

Town Yard Sale

Looking for ways to support your community while reducing waste and recycling? Come check out the town yard sale hosted by Glen Echo residents this October! Details to be announced.

Mini Farm Stand

Our seasonal farm stand is organized by Carol Barton and is stocked with fresh, locally grown produce! Produce availability varies depending on farm productivity and time of year. Contact Town Hall at townhall@glenecho.org and ask to be added to the email list to stay up to date.  

Plant Exchange

Organized by our community member Carol Barton, the plant exchange is a great way to change up your greenery and share your propagated plant cuttings! Plants must not be invasive species and must be clearly labeled. This event is held in the Spring at a central location along University Blvd. This took place in May. 

Minnehaha Creek Cleanup 

Our waterways are one of our most valuable natural resources. Help us keep ours clean by participating in our annual fall stream clean up! Details to come.

Environmental Committee/Green Team Meeting

Zoom Meeting on April 7th at 7:00

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85429807837?pwd=S3E4OXlycWI1Q2dNVEQ4OUxRMDB1QT09

Zoom Programing

A Guide to restoring Little Things that Run the World with Dr. Doug Tallamy

Zoom Program on February 17th at 7:00

This program was presented at the Scott Arboretum on January 11th. It being shown with permissions. The Zoom link is on the Town website.

 

Dr. Doug Tallamy is a visionary leader. His newest book, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard will be the focus of his program. A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will soon disappear because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk, including humans, rely on insects. So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with the life that runs the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

Sustainable Landscaping and Stormwater Management 

February 24 at 7pm via Zoom

Dr. Sara Via, svia@umd.edu

Please join this excellent program by Dr. Via. She developed this talk specifically for Glen Echo with a focus on our challenges with stormwater and outdoor landscapes. She will discuss the ways that climate change is affecting our home landscapes, how we can increase the biodiversity of our own outdoor spaces, and how we can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. She will give us ideas on how we can better manage our stormwater.