Saturday, June 23, 2012
Montgomery County residents can camp out this weekend during the 8th Annual Great American Backyard Campout.
Enjoy the outdoors this weekend in Montgomery County or in other parts of Maryland. Outdoor enthusiasts nationwide will take part in the 8th Annual Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, and Maryland leaders are urging locals to join in the fun. “This campout is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and create memories that will last a lifetime," First Lady Katie O’Malley said in a Department of Natural Resources statement. "Any time spent outdoors is a great way to connect with nature and instill in our children the importance of environmental stewardship." Special events, including campfires, crafts, canoeing and hiking, will be held by the Maryland Park Service on Saturday and Sunday at the following locations: …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
National Wildlife Federation asks families to camp out to gain a fresh connection to nature.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The National Wildlife Federation is holding its seventh annual Great American Backyard Campout this weekend, encouraging families and children nationwide to camp out. While the event is meant to be fun and inexpensive, it also has a larger purpose, Tony Caligiuri, mid-Atlantic regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation, said in a release. “One of the greatest threats to wildlife is a generation of children entirely disconnected from nature,” Caligiuri said. To highlight the weekend, Maryland first lady Katie O'Malley pitched a tent with a group of local kids on the lawn of Government House, where the govenor's family lives. “By encouraging children to spend time outdoors, whether at a State Park or in their own …
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The three-day event, taking place in Washington, D.C. throughout the Weekend of Oct. 8-10, starts with a "home base" in Germantown.
Participants flocked by the thousands this weekend to join in the Susan G. Komen "3-Day for the Cure." By the time the weekend comes to a close, participants will have walked 60 miles to demonstrate their commitment to end breast cancer. The event began in the nation's capital at National's Stadium and, throughout the course of Friday, more than 2,000 registered participants made their way into Montgomery County. By Friday night's end, they had arrived at their home-site, where they are camping out through the weekend, at Germantown's Phillip's Farm on Schaeffer Rd. Day 2 of the event took place all over Germantown and Gaithersburg. On Sunday, walkers will head back to D.C., where the closing ceremony will take place at the national mall…