9th annual Potomac trash summit set for Nov. 7

The 9th annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit is scheduled for Nov. 7 at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Keynote speaker for the day-long event will be Jim Dinegar, president and CEO of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

Organized by the Alice Ferguson Foundation, the trash summit is an opportunity for various stakeholders to discuss strategies for reducing litter in the waterways, streets, and public lands within the Potomac River watershed. Participants include representatives of government entities, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Among the topics scheduled for discussion at the summit are “Taking Action: Tools for Keeping Your Neighborhood Trash Free,” “Marketing to Millennials: A Generational Approach to Trash Reduction,” and “Trash Free Communities: How Public-Private Partnerships Help Transform Neighborhoods and Businesses.”

An optional field trip, scheduled from 2:15 to 5:30 p.m., is a bus tour of Wards 5 and 7 in the District of Columbia, where community leaders and business owners will describe their grassroots effort to inspire behavior change that reduces litter.

Tickets for the summit, including lunch, are $50 if purchased by Friday and then $75 until registration closes on Nov. 5. The optional field trip is an additional $15.

For further information and to register for the trash summit, go to www.trashsummit.org. Questions about the summit can be directed to Clara Elias at 301-292-5665 or at [email protected].







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