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Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

Family & Youth Casting Call: Getting Kids Outside, Active, and Hooked on Fishing!

 

The following information was sent to us by Mike Bailey:

The Family & Youth Casting Call (FYCC) is a fun family and youth fishing event at Fletcher's Cove on the C&O Canal in Washington DC. The 2012 event is scheduled for Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

What better way to get kids “hooked” on nature than by teaching them how to fish?  This April, local and national fishing and conservation organizations will once again host the Family & Youth Casting Call to help “set the hook” for children to learn about nature and fishing in the Washington, DC area. A wiggling fish on the end of a taut line can be one of the most tangible connections between having fun outside and learning about conserving our natural resources.

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The U.S. Botanic Garden Presents Orchid Mystique

The following information was sent to us by Laura Condeluci:

 

The U.S. Botanic Garden presents Orchid Mystique: Nature’s Triumph from February 18 through April 29. This annual orchid exhibit, in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens, features orchids from around the globe.

 

District Will Be North American Host City for World Environment Day 2012

 

From Robert Marus: Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that the organization has named Washington, D.C., as the North American host city for World Environment Day (WED) 2012. With the regional theme, “Unite for a Sustainable D.C.,” UNEP invites area residents and organizations take part in energy-efficiency and sustainability activities during the six weeks linking Earth Day on April 22 and WED on June 5.

HHW/E-CYCLING/DOCUMENT SHREDDING SLATED FOR SAT., DEC 3

HHW/E-CYCLING/DOCUMENT SHREDDING SLATED FOR SAT., DEC 3

 

From Linda Grant:

The DC Department of Public Works announced yesterday that the November drop-off for household hazardous waste, e-cycling and personal document shredding will be Saturday, December 3, at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, between 8 am and 3 pm, 4900 John F. McCormack Rd., NE.*  To accommodate residents whose religious beliefs prohibit them from using the Saturday drop-off, DPW accepts household hazardous waste and e-cyclables the first Thursday of the month (December 1, from 1 pm to 5 pm). 

Environmental Protection Agency Honors The District With Its Green Power Community of The Year Award

 

This press release comes to us from Robert Marus: