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May 20, 21: Hood College helps organize Green Neighbor Festival

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College’s Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies (CCWS) will hold a Green Neighbor Festival May 20 and 21 from noon to 5 p.m.

The festival will be located around Baker Park’s Culler Lake at West 2nd St. and College Terrace. Held in conjunction with Celebrate Frederick’s Behind the Garden Gates Tour, this two-day outdoor festival will promote environmental sustainability and “green” practices to protect land, water and energy resources in local neighborhoods.

The event will feature an educational walking tour of the newly restored lake structures, eco-friendly vendors, family-friendly activities, a tree tour, and a fish release. Follow CCWS on Facebook to stay up to date on developing Green Neighbor Festival activities at For a full list of vendors and a schedule of events, visit Hood’s CCWS website at Festival guidebooks will be available at the event along with “I’m a Green Neighbor” stickers. The CCWS will also be sponsoring a social media photo/video contest for posts tagged with #greenneighborfrederick.

The event is free and open to the public. The festival is supported by Friends of Baker Park, the Frederick County Office of Environmental Sustainability, The City of Frederick, and Celebrate Frederick. For more information, contact Claire Hudson at or 301-696-3318.