Date: March 30, 2009

News - Green’s the Thing at Chaney’s GreenFest 2009

All around, individuals, families, communities and businesses are embracing new ways to help save the environment—using energy-saving light bulbs, recycling and reusing and seeking alternative fuel and energy sources. 

Join Chaney Enterprises and get green savvy at GreenFest 2009 on April 18, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Waldorf Mixing Facility. Meet vendors and organizations who are leading the way in environmental sustainability, attend workshops and take a tour of Chaney Enterprises’ Gardiner Road mining site. Visit the PNC Bank shredding station with up to two boxes of documents, then stop by Deputy Dogs for eco-friendly eats. 

Kids of all ages can have lots of fun and learn about the earth, nature and the environment with Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Scales and Tails and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s Mobile Ecology Lab, and then tong for oysters at the Lil’ Nipper display from the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Little ones can play on the moon bounce and kids age 11 and under eat free.
Make your own container garden with Ronda Goldman, Charles County Bay-Wise coordinator, at 11 a.m. at the Eugene Chaney Training Center. She will demonstrate the program’s Gourmet Kitchen container garden, then attendees get a chance to win a free garden. After the workshop, visit The Concrete Store and the Schlagel Farm store display to purchase container gardening supplies and plants. 

At 1 p.m., join Jennifer Willoughby of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin for a rain barrel workshop. She will share the benefits of rain barrels and how to landscape to protect our waterways. Attendees can win a free rain barrel.
Chaney Enterprises team members will conduct guided tours of Gardiner Road Mining Site. Guests will see first-hand the mining and reclamation work the company conducts, including an award-winning bridge constructed to minimize disturbance to precious wetlands. Tours are scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Space is limited per tour.
GreenFest 2009 vendors include: Toyota of Waldorf, Beacon Printing Company Inc., EcoDepot, American Property Consultants Inc., Hague Quality Water of Maryland, The Port Tobacco River Conservancy, The Alice Ferguson Foundation, SMECO, Maryland Department of the Environment, Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and Charles County Government Department of Public Facilities. 

GreenFest 2009 is free and open to the public. For additional information or to schedule a tour, e-mail or call 301-932-5665. To learn more about GreenFest 2009, visit

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