Environment

February 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Montgomery Parks to Celebrate Black History Month

Montgomery Parks will celebrate Black History Month with free educational events that highlight the stories, struggles and successes of African Americans. The events will take place on February 27 and 28 at Josiah Henson Park and will include free guided tours, a screening of a PBS documentary about the park and a spoken word poetry […]

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January 27, 2016 | Staff Writer

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The Beauty of Lake Needwood (VIDEO)

The Blizzard of 2016 blanketed Montgomery County beneath a thick layer of snow. After the storm, videographer Nick Rhule captured these winter scenes, below, at Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park.  

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January 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Recycle Your Tree (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents can recycle their natural Christmas trees by placing them at the curb by 7 a.m. on their regular recycling day. Trees must be free of all cords, ornaments, and strings. Find out more in this report: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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December 17, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Offers Free Reusable Bags (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging residents to bring reusable bags when holiday shopping in an effort to reduce waste and litter in the community. According to a news release, plastic bags are one of the top four litter items found in County streams. Reusable bags are eco-friendly and are a […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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WSSC Reminds Residents to “Can the Grease” (VIDEO)

Are you cooking on the grill or fryer this holiday season? If so, the folks at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) have some clean up tips for you when it comes to disposing of hot grease and cooking oil. In order to avoid an overflowing kitchen sink or flooded basement due to clogged pipes, […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Craig Rice on MCPS and Radon Testing: “It’s A Failure” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who chairs the Council’s Education Committee, describes Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) lack of follow up on radon testing in 26 schools and two other school buildings as “a failure” and, he says, “it can’t happen again.” You may remember that Rice sponsored a recent […]

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November 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery Parks Staff Prepares for Dead Ash Trees (PHOTO)

Talk about a pest. Montgomery Parks officials announced this week that a non-native invasive beetle from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been detected in the county and it is destroying Ash trees across the county. The beetle feeds on the trees causing them to die within three years. While only two percent of […]

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November 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Encourages Holiday Recycling (VIDEO)

With the holidays around the corner, Montgomery County officials are reminding residents about the importance of recycling. Lorna Virgili has the story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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November 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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REI Closing Its Doors on Black Friday (PHOTO)

The outdoor gear and sports store, REI has announced plans to close its doors on Black Friday (November 27) at all 143 of its retail locations, headquarters and two distribution centers. That means no sales or long lines for shoppers and no going to work for its employees. Instead of reporting to work, the co-op […]

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November 13, 2015 | Staff Writer

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Paper Shredding Event Set for Nov. 14 in Germantown (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste Services offers a service for residents that is both environmentally friendly and secure. On Saturday, Nov. 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Northwest High School in Germantown, you can shred and recycle your confidential papers.   For more information, go to the Montgomery County Community Paper […]

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