Environment

January 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boy Scout’s Planting Stations Helps Teach Students About the Environment (VIDEO)

Thomas Wilbur is a student at Poolesville High School. While most students his age use summer to work or look at colleges , Wilbur decided to help design and build planting stations at his old school: Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences. “The project itself was building an outdoor educational area with planting tables,” he […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Encourages Homeowners to Test their Homes for Radon (VIDEO)

During the month of January, Montgomery County is joining a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and renters on the dangers of radon gas and the importance of testing their homes. National Radon Action Month focuses on the steps everyone can take to help ensure their home is safe and radon free. “I encourage every resident […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Barnesville Grad Receives Eagle Scout Award for Greenhouse Planting Stations

Thomas Wilbur was recently awarded the Eagle Scout honor from the Boy Scouts of America for planting stations he designed, built and installed for Barnesville’s Middle School greenhouse, according to a news release. The planting stations have been put to use starting vegetable seedlings that are currently growing in the greenhouse. Thomas, who graduated from […]

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January 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Invited to Attend the Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Meeting for Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a public meeting to review pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure recommendations in the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, according to a news release. This community forum entitled, “Walking, Biking and the New Bethesda Sector Plan,” is for county residents interested in the Planning Board’s recommendations for making downtown Bethesda more […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Enjoy the Beauty of the Kentlands Lakes in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Take a break and enjoy the beauty of the Kentlands lakes in Gaithersburg:

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December 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Ooffice Building

Asbestos Project Begins This Week at Montgomery County Council Office Building

Asbestos removal begins this week on the fourth floor at the Montgomery County Council Office Building (COB) at 100 Maryland Avenue. Signs have been posted at the entrances and exits of the building to alert passersby of the asbestos project. Don Scheuerman, a section chief for Montgomery County’s Division of Building Design and Construction, said […]

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December 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATED: WSSC and EPA Monitor Mystery Sheen in Potomac River

UPDATED 12.7.16 According to a WSSC news release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that a power plant in Dickerson is the source of an oily substance that leaked into the Potomac River late last month. WSSC officials report that its Potomac plant continues to operate at full capacity and has not experienced any […]

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December 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Plastic Bag Ban Now in Effect in Takoma Park

The commercial use of plastic single-use bags at point of sale in prohibited in Takoma Park, effective Dec. 1, 2016.  Exceptions include dry cleaning bags and newspaper bags where newspapers are delivered by the publisher, and non-point of sale plastic bags such as those used for produce. Click here for more details of City Ordinance (2016-31)

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November 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Residents Reminded to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle During the Holidays

Since the holidays traditionally generate additional amounts of waste, The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing tips for Montgomery County residents to protect the environment by reducing waste, reusing items and recycling items that can be recycled. Unwanted Mail: In the weeks leading up to the holidays, most households receive larger quantities of advertisements, […]

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November 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Woman Attacked by Black Bear in Frederick County

A 63-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear on Wednesday night in Frederick County, according to a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) official. The bear attack happened around 9 p.m. on Irongate Lane in Frederick, near Middleton, according to Harry Spiker, who is a state bear biologist. Spiker said this is the first time […]

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