Environment

September 2, 2015

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Biologists Survey Bat Population in Brookeville (VIDEO)

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., recently conducted an environmental survey to assess the bat population in an area near the designated route of the Brookeville Bypass. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that wildlife biologists were looking for the northern long-eared bat, a threatened species. These biologists also conducted an […]

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August 26, 2015

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WSSC Extends Closing of Brown’s Bridge Recreation Area

As a precaution, WSSC is extending the closure of the Brown’s Bridge Recreation Area until September 11th. This decision follows the most recent break of a 20-inch pressurized sewer main that occurred on August 12th in Olney and the resulting sewage spill. According to WSSC, the sewage spill was primarily contained to grassy areas with […]

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August 26, 2015

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Clark Reed Announces Bid For Rockville City Council (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Rockville resident Clark Reed announces his bid for City Council as part of the Team Rockville slate. Reed is the chair of the city’s Environment Commission. Watch his announcement, below: The city of Rockville will hold its election on Nov. 3.

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August 25, 2015

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Gaithersburg High Announces Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class (PHOTOS)

Gaithersburg High School (GHS) announced its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class of 22 inductees this week. Athletic Director Jason Woodward said the Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes, coaches, administrators and community members who have been nominated by and or demonstrated a high level of athletic achievement while an active member of the Gaithersburg […]

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August 21, 2015

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Self Service Vehicle Emissions Testing Now Available

The Hogan administration announced today that Maryland vehicle owners can now test vehicle emissions using a new, convenient self-service Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) kiosk. Two VEIP self-service kiosks, one located at the Glen Burnie VEIP station and one located at the Gaithersburg MVA branch office, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a […]

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August 18, 2015

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Something for Everyone at the MoCo Fair! (VIDEO)

Forget about the heat, what’s hot about the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair this year are new rides, food and entertainment. It’s all here and more as MyMCMedia’s Cindy Peña shows us.

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August 15, 2015

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Elevated Microcystin Levels Reported at Lake Needwood and Lake Frank, Visitors Advised to Use Caution

Montgomery Parks officials are advising residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank which are both located at Rock Creek Regional Park. Testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), in both lakes. Microcystin, a hepatotoxin, can […]

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August 12, 2015

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Raw Sewage Leak in Olney

Repairs are complete at the site of a 20-inch pressurized sewer main leak at 2114 Rose Theatre Circle in Olney that sent raw sewage flowing from the pipe on Wednesday morning. According to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), this Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) was mostly contained to the grassy areas near the break site […]

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August 11, 2015

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Crews to Survey Bat Population along Watkins Mill Road and I-270 in Gaithersburg

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., will be conducting an environmental survey to assess the bat population in the area near the I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Project this month in Gaithersburg. The survey will take place from Wednesday August 12 through Friday, August 21 from noon to 3 […]

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August 11, 2015

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West Nile Virus Detected in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland this summer. On August 5th, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) confirmed the presence of WNV in mosquitoes collected by MDA personnel in the City of Bowie in Prince George’s County. […]

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