Rockville recognizes April as Earth Month

April 6, 2013 by  

April is Earth Month in the city of Rockville, which is holding events to recognize that fact, such as the Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale.

Earth Day is celebrated throughout the United States every April 22. However, many communities such as Rockville dedicate the whole month to raising awareness of environmental issues.

The Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale will feature live animal shows, environmental exhibits, games, arts and crafts, nature hikes and native plants such as Turtlehead, Indian Pink and Purple Coneflower. Native plants are important because they preserve the history of the area and require less maintenance than non-native ones. The flowers for sale have to be pre-ordered by April 11.

Other Earth Month events in the city include more information about the Adopt-a-stream program in which a group of friends or a community organization helps to clean up a specific stream in the area. There is also greater emphasis on how residents can reduce the amount of waste they create and information on the recycling services available in the city for those looking to do their bit.

No doubt Rockville printing companies are taking their roles in the proceedings too, by helping to design and print any informational literature that will be available to residents of the city.

The 11th Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale will take place at the Croydon Creek Nature Center on April 27 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information call 240-314-8770.