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Annual Spring Stream Cleanups in Montgomery County Mark April as Earth Month

In observance of April as Earth Month in Montgomery County, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds residents that volunteers are needed to help with stream cleanups that are taking place throughout the County. Volunteers will help remove trash and larger debris while learning about local waterways and enjoying the natural environment. The following cleanups […]

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Maryvale Park Pond Restoration Project in Rockville (VIDEO)

Rockville crews are busy restoring the Maryvale Park stormwater management pond and outfall this month. Rockville 11’s Morgan Lash has the story. You can find out more about this environmental project online here. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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Pesticide Worksession (VIDEO)

A proposed ban on a select group of chemicals primarily used in lawn care has created a turf war of sorts here in Montgomery County. This week, the Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee held a lengthy work session on the measure where experts shared their opinions and thoughts. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner […]

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WSSC Completes Bi-County Water Tunnel Project

After a decade of planning, drilling and digging, the construction stage of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s Bi-County Tunnel is complete, touted as one of the biggest public utility projects in the Washington area, according to a WSSC press release. Two large valves have been opened and the brand new 84” in diameter water main pipeline […]

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Like Bears to Honey: Beekeeper’s Colonies Destroyed by Bear in Poolesville

There was something buzzing around Joe Long’s bee colonies just outside of Poolesville Monday night and it had a taste for honey. At least 20 pounds of it. From the looks of the damage and large paw prints on the ground Long said it was a 300 to 400-pound black bear that helped himself to honey […]

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Pepco Provides 1,500 Free Trees to Maryland and D.C. Customers

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Pepco is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through its Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the fifth year of the Pepco-Arbor Day Foundation partnership that provides two trees per household while supplies last. This year, the free trees are more developed as they’re lightly branched and 2 to 4 […]

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Leggett Gives Stamp of Approval on Exelon/Pepco Merger

Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that they have reached a settlement agreement with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in the proceeding before the Maryland Public Service Commission to review the companies’ proposed merger. The commission is expected to decide on the merger application April 8. The two counties represent all of Pepco’s Maryland customers […]

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Council Committee Weeds Through Pesticide Bill

Government and health experts helped members of the Montgomery County’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee weed through information about health concerns related to the use of some pesticides as they continue to discuss a proposed pesticide ban in Montgomery County. Committee members heard from top medical professionals as well as representatives from the Maryland […]

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Firefighters Help Remove Deer Stuck on Ice at Little Seneca Lake

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews helped Park Police remove two deer who were stuck on ice late Sunday afternoon at Little Seneca Lake, according to a fire department official. Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that an airboat was deployed for the rescue operation at Black Hills […]

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The Planning Board Approves Solar Arrays For County Parks in Germantown, Rockville

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved on March 12 two solar arrays proposed for South Germantown Recreational and Rock Creek Regional Parks to reduce the county’s carbon footprint. Each array is about five acres. The Planning Board voted 4-0 in favor of the placement of the commission’s first solar arrays in the county. Commissioner Norman […]

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