Environment

June 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Rockville Joins More Than 300 Other Cities in Supporting Paris Climate Agreement

Rockville City Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and the Rockville City Council adopted a resolution at their recent meeting in support of the Paris Climate Agreement to reinforce reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a news release. This resolution comes amid President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord earlier […]

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County, effective from  3 p.m. thru 9 p.m. today. It’s part of a cold front that will move thru the region this afternoon and early evening. According to the NWS, widespread showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front some of which could produce […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Green Bank Names Tom Deyo As First CEO (PHOTO)

The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Green Bank (MCGB) has announced Tom Deyo as its first Chief Executive Officer, according to a news release. Deyo is long time resident of Montgomery County with more than 30 years of experience in working on housing and community development missions. He has worked in both for-profit […]

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June 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parks Staff Battle Poison Ivy and Rash of Other Weeds at Little Bennett Campground and Area Parks

When Florida residents Washburn and Courtney Wear pulled their motorhome into a campsite at Little Bennett Campground this past week in Clarksburg, the first thing they noticed was a large patch of poison ivy. The Wears said they were concerned about the proximity of the poison ivy to their campsite because they had their dogs […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan Renews Commitment to Environmental Education For Maryland’s Youth

Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order on Thursday to promote outdoor learning for Maryland youth titled, “Project Green Classrooms,” according to a news release. This new executive order will allow youth to learn more about their local environment through educational programming by Maryland schools, communities and public lands. “As we work together to protect […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Get to Know Bay Better During Chesapeake Awareness Week

In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmember Craig Rice have proclaimed the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in the county, according to a news release. “I am proud of the innovative work of residents, stakeholders and neighboring […]

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June 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman Says City is Committed to Protecting the Environment (VIDEO)

As mayors across the country are pledging to take the lead on climate change following President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Accord, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman says the city of Gaithersburg has been on the cutting edge of environmental policies for more than a decade. Ashman said the city remains committed to protecting […]

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June 1, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Westside at Shady Grove Community Features Green Streets (VIDEO)

When you walk thru the new Westside at Shady Grove Metro community off Crabbs Branch Way and Shady Grove Road in Rockville, one of the first things you will notice is that the street trees are planted in concrete boxes along with other specialty plants. Developer McLean Quinn, vice president of land acquisition and development […]

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May 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Crews Remove 20 Trees to Add 20 Parking Spots in Quince Orchard Park

Gaithersburg city crews have removed 20 trees in the Quince Orchard Park community this month to make room for 20 more parking spaces along Orchard Ridge Drive. “It’s something the community wanted,” said Ollie Mumpower, chief of Gaithersburg’s Engineering Services Division, noting there’s been a demand for more parking in the residential community. According to […]

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May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Launches Car Free Challenge

In an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the City of Takoma Park launched a five-month competition titled, “The Takoma Park Care Free Challenge.” The car fee challenge is open to anyone  living or working in Takoma Park and can be completed individually or on a team, according to a news release. […]

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