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Sustainability Resource Center

Washington Grove and its residents, in concert with Montgomery County and Maryland, can take steps to significantly reduce our carbon footprint. The Washington Grove Sustainability Committee maintains this resource center to help the Town and its residents fight climate change.


Doug Tallamy’s May 2023 Presentation “Homegrown National Park”

Dr. Doug Tallamy is the highly honored T.A. Baker Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. “Homegrown National Park (HNP)” is a national challenge to create diverse ecosystems in our yards, communities, and surrounding lands by reducing lawn, planting native, and removing invasives. The goal of HNP is to create a national movement to restore 20 million acres with natives, an area representing half of what is now in lawn.

In this hour-and-a-half-long talk, which was sponsored by the Town’s Sustainability, Forestry & Beautification, and Woods Committees, Dr. Tallamy explains to Grovers what they can do to support a healthy ecosystem and why that’s important. He describes an approach to conservation that empowers each of us to play a significant role in the future of the natural world.


Bob Booher

Sustainability Committee News

The latest news from the Committee is described in the Sustainability Committee section of the most recent monthly Town Bulletin.

View the meeting agendas and minutes (Google Drive)

Sustainability Committee Meetings

Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3440199688

Everyone is welcome to join the group and/or attend meetings!

View the meeting agendas and minutes (Google Drive)

Yard Tools for a Greener Grove

Want to learn more about your neighbors’ gas-alternative blowers, chainsaws, edgers, hedge trimmers, leaf vacuum-mulchers, mowers, pruners, string trimmers or other yard tools?  Chainsaw clip artOr do you own a gas-alternative yard tool, and you’d be happy to answer questions about it and/or loan it to a neighbor? Join the discussion at Yard Tools for a Greener Grove on Google Docs.

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