WMCCA Meetings

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. via ZOOM


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A recording of this meeting, and hotlinks within the Newsletter, will be available on our website.

No advance registration required, but only the first 100 participants will be allowed into the meeting. A recording of this meeting will be available on our website.

Speaker: Diana Conway, President, Safe Healthy Playing Fields, Inc. (SHPFI)

The proliferation of synthetic turf fields, with their cocktail of carcinogenic ingredients that spread across parks and high school playing fields and get washed into our waterways during heavy rains, has been a huge environmental and health problem in our area for well over a decade.  A small group of concerned parents and environmental activists have been sounding the alarm for more than a dozen years.  This month, we are delighted to have longtime Potomac resident, former WMCCA Board member, and President of the Safe Healthy Playing Fields, Inc. Diana Conway speak at our General Meeting.  SHPFI is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) group working to equip communities and policymakers, not just here but around the country, with facts about synthetic turf’s defects.  These defects include, but are not limited to: excessive heat, cost, toxicity, injury, disposal, and serious health concerns.

The organization’s work now includes working against melted-tire based “rubber” playgrounds where our youngest and most vulnerable come into sometimes daily contact with a startling mix of carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, often at high temperatures.  Diana will brief us on the latest developments in the fight to convince communities and policy makers to maintain natural, grass playing fields and to steer clear of toxic synthetic turf.

As always, the public is welcome to attend.

2022-2023 General Meeting Schedule – Wednesdays 7:15 – 9:00 PM

October 12, 2022
November 9, 2022
December 14, 2022
January 11, 2023
February 8, 2023
March 15, 2023
April 12, 2023
May 10, 2023 (Annual Meeting)

When farmers bartered for supplies at Perry Store in Offutt’s Crossroad in 1880, Potomac was an agricultural community where transportation relied on the C&O Canal and horse-drawn wagons on dirt roads.  Today, we see something far different.

Yet much remains constant.  Great Falls, the Potomac River, and the Canal still draw us.  Forested stream valleys, rural roads, and Potomac Village still define our community.  The look and feel of Potomac today is no accident.  Much of what we hold dear is due to the vigilance of volunteers working to preserve what is best here – a community that values our history, the environment, and our role as “Green Wedge” in the overall vision of county planners.

We invite you to become one of the team to insure the continued beauty of this area. If you are interested in preserving the beauty of Potomac, please become a member.