Council of Governments Launches New Blog for Area Green Thumbs

The Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog has launched as a resource for green thumbs in DC and suburban Maryland, and Virginia. The blog will feature tips, interviews, fun articles, and more! The blog is sponsored by a group of area local governments who have lawn and garden related services and requirements for residents.

Online PR News – 19-June-2010 – – Contacts:
Stuart Freudberg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, (202) 962-3300
Eric Eckl, Water Words That Work, LLC, (703) 635-4380

Calling all Metro area green thumbs! Are you tending a vegetable garden in Washington DC, a flower garden in Falls Church, or a lush green lawn in Bethesda? Then point your browser to for the latest in online horticultural information and fun.

The Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog also has a serious side: preventing water pollution and encouraging water conservation. In between the fun tidbits and helpful tips, the writers for the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog will include periodic reminders and public service messages on topics such as responsible application of fertilizer and pesticide, proper disposal of grass clippings and other yard waste, and tips to avoid unnecessary waste of water.

"As local governments, we're always looking for ways to make the Washington metro area the best place possible to own a home and raise a family," said Stuart Freudberg, environmental program director for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. "We're launching this blog to provide local local green thumbs with a fun and informal way to learn about the opportunities, services, and requirements that local governments have for them."

"Who says government has to be dull? Visitors will find the tips and techniques for growing just about anything," said Eric Eckl, principal for Water Words That Work, LLC, which will produce the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog under contract to the council. "And to make it fun, we’ll mix it up with funny videos, cute stories, helpful tips, and more."

To visit the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog, point your browser to:

About the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
COG is a regional organization of Washington area local governments. COG is comprised of 21 local governments surrounding our nation's capital, plus area members of the Maryland and Virginia legislatures, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. COG provides a focus for action and develops sound regional responses to such issues as the environment, affordable housing, economic development, health and family concerns, human services, population growth, public safety, and transportation.

About Water Words That Work, LLC
Water Words That Work, LLC is a boutique environmental communications and marketing agency. We help our clients modernize and professionalize their pollution prevention, fundraising, and issue advocacy campaigns. Our clients include the National Park Service, the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, American Rivers, the Ohio Environmental Coalition, Save Georgia's Coast, and many other nature protection and pollution control organizations.