Holiday shopping, eating and unwanted mail are great opportunities to recycle. County residents are asked to reduce, reuse and recycle to reach the goal of reducing the waste stream 70 % by the year 2020. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.
About 25 Girl Scouts and several parents helped plant 1,000 daffodils in an existing bed located near the front pond at Bohrer Park as part of Daffodil Day on Nov. 9.
Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, wrote to County Executive Isiah Leggett on Nov. 6 regarding Bill 10-13. The bill would modify the County’s 5-cent tax on bags. Berliner said he and the bill’s co-sponsors will agree to the Executive Branch’s request to allow more time for [...]
Autumn is officially here. Brookside Gardens has some tips on dealing with the leaves in your yard and whether to rake or not to rake. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.
It’s deer mating season also known as the “rut.” That means drivers should keep a watchful eye for deer at dusk and dawn when they are most amorous. Frisky, white-tailed deer will go to any length to mate, and that includes right into the path of your vehicle, AAA Mid-Atlantic warns. Deer-vehicle crashes can be costly and [...]
The Montgomery County Planning Board completed its third and final worksession Oct. 24 on the Clarksburg Limited Master Plan for the Ten Mile Creek Watershed. The Planning Board voted to approve an option, which would allow Pulte to build up to 656 housing units. The Planning Board’s recommendation now heads to the Montgomery County Council. [...]
Photographer Phil Fabrizio visited the headquarters of the Izaak Walton League in Gaithersburg on Oct. 21 where he took these photos (right and below) of the fall foliage reflecting off the lake. Photos | Phil Fabrizio
The City of Gaithersburg is hosting a public meeting to discuss and solicit input on the Lower Great Seneca Creek Watershed study Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Diamond Elementary School, located at 4 Marquis Drive, Gaithersburg. The City has contracted with URS Corporation to complete a study on [...]
The Audobon Naturalist Society and the city of Gaithersburg are hosting two community tree planting events as part of a $71,628 grant from the Governor’s Stream Restoration Challenge. The first tree planting is Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind the casey Community Center, 810 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. Participating groups include the [...]
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has created an eleven-minute video called “Rainscapes: Environmentally Friendly Landscapes for Healthy Watersheds” that provides homeowners with step-by-step directions on creating a rain garden in their yard. The video is available (below) and on the County’s YouTube site. Through DEP’s RainScapes Rewards program, property owners receive technical and [...]