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Travilah Elementary Nominated for 2014 Green Ribbon Award

Travilah Elementary School has been nominated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for the National Green Ribbon Schools Award. The North Potomac school was one of two schools nominated by MSDE. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce […]

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Earth Day Activities During April (Video)

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Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Day during the entire month of April. There are dozens of volunteer opportunities and events scheduled throughout the county. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Visit Montgomery Serves for more information on activities you may do to participate in Earth Day.

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Rain Barrel Workshops (Video)

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Brookside Gardens’ Phil Normandy tells us about the benefits of a rain barrel and shows us an enormous one. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Find out more about the upcoming,  Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop on April 25 and 26. Read “Design […]

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Mary Bradford on Her Replacement (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra, Parks Director Mary Bradford tells us what she thinks is important when it comes to selecting a new Parks Director. Bradford announced earlier this year that she is retiring in June.   Related:

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Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup (Photos)

Dozens of volunteers collected litter and hauled away tires and other debris from the Twinbrook portion of Rock Creek Park on April 5 during the Rock Creek Conservancy’s annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup. This site was organized by Twinbrook Partnership, a private neighborhood and business alliance promoting the Twinbrook community in Rockville. Volunteers hauled an […]

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Kenwood Cherry Blossoms (PHOTOS)

UPDATED The Kenwood neighborhood is the beloved “other” spot for viewing the world famous cherry blossoms in our area during springtime’s peak bloom. We stopped by the Kenwood neighborhood several times this week to check out the status of Montgomery County’s legendary cherry blossoms and we found love was also in bloom, too. Take a […]

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Tips to Repair Damaged Evergreens (Video)

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Brookside Gardens has some gardening advice for repairing a damaged evergreen. Take a look: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Green Up Day (PHOTOS)

Nearly two dozen residents of all ages took part in the Quince Orchard Park (QOP) community “Green Up Day” from 9 a.m. to noon on April 5 in the city of Gaithersburg. Organizers report that QOP volunteers picked up enough garbage to fill 18 trash bags and five additional bags full of recyclables. “Green Up […]

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Earth Month Projects

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Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Day during the month of April with a variety of volunteer opportunities and events scheduled throughout the County.  Students are reminded that they can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours through the projects. A full list of volunteer opportunities is available on the Volunteer Center website. Following are some of […]

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April is Litter Enforcement Month

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April is recognized as Litter Enforcement Month in and around the Washington metropolitan region, and the Montgomery County Police Department is once again participating in the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s 4th Annual Litter Enforcement initiative for the month of April. During this time police officers, along with many other local […]

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