Butterfly Commons Dedication Ceremony – Join Us on Oct. 22nd!

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The Butterfly Commons Dedication Ceremony and Native Garden Tour at the Lakelands Community

● Date: Friday, October 22nd, 2021

● Time: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

● Location: Butterfly Commons at Lakelands

Meet in front of 1371 Main Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/vbHo2qAsEoz2dUCz7

In partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Lakelands Community Association, Urban Ecosystem Restorations will host a sign dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Butterfly Commons at Lakelands from noon to 1 pm. A garden tour of other native gardens that have been planted around the Lakelands Community will follow.

The ceremony marks the final installation of the Eco-Functioning Space and dedicates two educational signs to designate the space as the Butterfly Commons. The ceremony will include brief remarks by City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and representatives from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Urban Ecosystem Restorations, and the Lakelands Community.

Butterfly Commons at Lakelands – Sign Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Welcome and Introduction of Speakers

  • Lauren Hubbard, Urban Ecosystem Restorations

Remarks (12-12:30 pm)

  • Introduction to the Butterfly Commons, Rachel Toker, Urban Ecosystem Restorations
  • The Lakelands Community: Leading a Cascade of Transformation, Bettina Thompson, LCA Board
  • The Effects of Stormwater in Gaithersburg, Michael Weyand, Watershed Restoration Specialist
  • The Importance of Stormwater Management, Jud Ashman, Mayor
  • CBT’s Commitment to Funding Nature-Based Solutions, Jeff Popp, Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • Envisioning the Butterfly Commons and Taking Action, Rachel Hopp, Lakelands Resident

Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of Signs (12:30-1 pm)

Tour of Native Landscapes (1-2 pm)

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