Environment

April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Will Focus on Engaging Children

Montgomery County’s third annual GreenFest will take place on May 6 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This year’s event, according to a news release, will focus on children learning about the role they play in protecting the environment all while having fun. “Our goal with hosting the Montgomery County GreenFest is to show families, especially […]

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April 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Takoma Park Receives $90,000 Energy Efficiency Grant to Help Homeowners

To help low-to-moderate income families with home energy efficiency renovations, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) granted the City of Takoma Park with a $90,000 grant. The grant will help approximately 10 energy efficient restorations for qualifying homeowners within the City, according to a news release. Eligible applicants will receive a free home energy assessment to […]

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April 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council Celebrates Earth Month (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner issued a proclamation today recognizing the month of April as Earth Month. He was joined by Lisa Feldt, the director of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as well as several environmental groups. “Everyday is Earth Day in our department,” said Feldt. According to Feldt, there are several green […]

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April 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students at Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences Win Arbor Day Video Contest (VIDEO)

Students at the Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences are the winners of Montgomery Park’s 2017 Arbor Day Video Contest. In a short video, students had to answer why they loved trees in Montgomery County. Science teacher Erin Farrah’s fifth grade class collaborated with Zorianna Harabatch’s fourth grade science class to sing about the importance […]

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March 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Cherry Trees Are Blooming in Kenwood (PHOTOS)

The cherry trees are blooming in the Kenwood community of Bethesda. Take a look, below: PHOTOS | Michael Walsh

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Earth Hour Takes Place on March 25th, Celebrate Earth Month in April (VIDEO)

Millions of people are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 25th. The idea is to turn off the lights to inspire climate change action. Find out more, below: In April, Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Month. For details about environmental volunteer opportunities visit, here.

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March 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Boy Rocks State Mineral Hearing

A 10-year-old Bethesda boy with a passion for geology has a lobbyist and two Montgomery County lawmakers in his corner for making chromite the state mineral. David Shore testified Tuesday before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee in Annapolis in support of the legislation. “It truly represents Maryland heritage and state history, and […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Program Provides Free Trees to Property Owners in 19 Urban Areas

The Montgomery County Planning Department is offering free trees to qualifying property owners in certain urban areas of Montgomery County. The Shades of Green program, which was launched in 2012 as a pilot program, is expanding to additional areas of the county with a high level of impervious surfaces. The goal of the program is […]

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February 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Talks About Importance of Fighting for the Environment (VIDEO)

Councilmember Marc Elrich said many issues face the nation, like minimum wage and immigration, but in his eyes the environmental battle must be won.

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February 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

High School Students Explore STEM Careers for National Engineers Week (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Students from across the country including students from Montgomery County Public Schools are participating in National Engineers Week to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). With safety gloves on, lab coats snapped tight and goggles to protect their eyes, students from Albert Einstein High School are learning about the sewer system […]

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