Photos from the Earth Day POWER (protect our wilderness experience and resources) walk, April 23., 2017.



Photos from the Arbor Day Walk in the Woods with Joan Maloof on April 30, 2016.


Greenbelt Annual Pumpkin Walk coverage in the Greenbelt News Review


October 29, 2015

Great Pumpkin Walk (page 2)

By Brandon Cole


October 29, 2015

The 27th Annual Pumpkin Carving Party Free Event Tied to a Bigger Purpose (page 7)

By Glen Charlton


Zero Waste Is Successful After Pumpkin Party (page 7)

By Lore Rosenthal


It Takes a Village

By Melissa Ehrenreich (page 2)


October 22,2015

Annual Pumpkin Festival to be this Weekend (page 1)

By Melissa Ehrenreich



Butterfy Brigade and Friends Win Best Novelty in the 2015 Greenbelt Labor Day Parade!


Thanks to all who helped raise awareness for pollinators!

More Parade Photos

Greenbelt News Review: An Evening With Friends Starts 2015 with Fun, by Carol Griffith
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2014 Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival In the Greenbelt News Review

Letter to the Editor: Pumpkin Festival Composts! November 6, 2014
By Lore Rosenthal
Pumpkin Festival Composts!.pdf
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Letter to the Editor: Great Pumpkin Walk, October 30, 2014
By Melissa Ann Ehrenreich
Great Pumpkin Walk.pdf
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Pumpkin Walk Co-Sponsors Hike, October 23, 2014
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Letter to the Editor: Pumpkin Carvers Wanted, October 16, 2014
By Melissa Ehrenreich, October 16
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Pumpkin Carving and Walk to Focus on Fun, Education, October 9, 2014
By Allene Abrahamian
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Butterfly Brigade Wins First Place in the Greenbelt Labor Day Parade!

Congratulations to the Butterfly Brigade Greenbelt Labor Day parade marching contingent and their fantastic float created by Paul Downs! We won FIRST PLACE for MOST HUMOROUS!

Large Turnout Shows Up At Sunday’s Artful Afternoon With Butterfly Brigade

On Sunday, September 7, the Butterfly Brigade was excited to host Greenbelt's monthly Artful Afternoon arts and crafts activity, a garden-themed workshop where participants made pollinator finger puppets, tissue paper flowers for them to "pollinate", and decorated "flowerpots" made from recycled cardboard coffee containers. Whether choosing a bird, bee, butterfly, or bat, children, parents and grandparents had a great time channeling their inner pollinator!


Read the article in the Greenbelt News Review below.

Large Turnout Shows Up At Sunday’s Artful Afternoon, by Gillian Morely (page 2)
Greenbelt News Review, September 18, 2014
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Learning the A-Bee-Cs On Walk around the Lake

On Satruday, June 14, the Butterfly Brigade hosted the second event in its Pollinator Series with Greenbelt scientist Jason Martin, a walk and talk around Greenbelt Lake in Buddy Attick park. Pollinator enthusiasts of all ages enjoyed identifying native bees and learning about the importance of protecting habitat for pollinators.


Read the story in the Greenbelt News Review below.

Learning the A-Bee-Cs in walk around the Lake, by Kristin Fletcher (page 1)
Greenbelt News Review, September 11, 2014
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The Butterflies are Coming to Greenbelt

Friends of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve have launched the Butterfly Brigade to raise awareness of the importance of protecting pollinators while encouraging the planting of pollinator-friendly gardens, including milkweed, the sole food source for the declining Monarch butterflies. The group also intends to host community educational events and will have a booth, complete with milkweed seeds to plant, at this year's Greenbelt Greenman Festival, May 10-11.


Read the article in the Greenbelt News Review below.

The Butterflies Are Coming to Greenbelt (page 9)
Greenbelt News Review, May 8, 2014
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Support the Greenbelt Forest Preserve

Show your support for the woods with a handmade Keep it Wild and Wooded Bracelet or an original art celebration t-shirt. Visit our Support Us page for more details.

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