Here’s what’s happening in green…

  • Potomac Water Main Repairs, Restrictions Likely to Wrap Up July 5 – The Washington Post reported the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission is on track to complete repairs to a water main Monday. The agency does not plan to extend water restrictions past Monday.    Latest From WSSCHow to Save Water & Keep Plants Happy
  • Community Rally Saves Oak Tree in D.C. – Crowd gathers to save 100-year-old tree from development plans.
  • Hundreds of Dead Fish Found in Potomac River – The Montgomery Gazette reports high water temperatures probably killed the catfish.
  • MoCo Environment Department Wants Your Feedback — The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection invites the public to participate in a 5-minute online survey to gauge public opinion and knowledge of programs related to maintaining and improving the health of streams.
  • Jane Lawton Center in Chevy Chase to Feature First County Solar Roof Program — The Leggett Administration has agreed to make the Jane Lawton Recreation Center the site of the Division of General Service’s first solar roof program.
  • A Transit-Friendly Tyson’s Would Support Growth, Cut Auto Traffic—Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney describes how the plan for a walkable Tyson’s Corner, served by transit, would curb auto reliance while accommodating population and job growth.

Local Green Events:

  • July 6, 6:45 p.m.: Life in Edo Japan – An Ancient Model for Living GreenIn this lecture, architect and author Azby Brown explores this ancient Japanese society and illustrates how policies of restraint and living in harmony with nature helped them address environmental issues such as overpopulation, food production and clean water. Part of the Smithsonian Resident Associates program. $25 for general public, $15 for members.
  • July 24-25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 21st Annual MoCo Farm Tour and Harvest SaleMontgomery County will celebrate its agricultural heritage, promote local farms and indulge in seasonally fresh food during the 21st Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale.  Fourteen farms will participate this year on Saturday July 24, and 10 will reopen for a second day on Sunday, July 25.  The farms will be open both days from 10 am to 4 pm.

Watch the Bethesda Green Calendar for more upcoming events. If you know of additional green news and events, post them in the comments section!