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Pepco Requests Customers Conserve Energy Wednesday

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Pepco asks all of its customers to conserve energy on Wednesday as an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated. The power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand. For Pepco Maryland customers, the Maryland Public Service Commission has approved Peak Energy Savings Credit. It […]

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Honoring John Dugger, Visionary of Capital Crescent Trail

The Montgomery Parks Foundation, Montgomery Parks, and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail are honoring John Dugger, one of the visionary’s behind the Capital Crescent Trail, an 11-mile, hiker-biker trail. A dedication plaque to Dugger will be installed on the trail just south of the rest plaza by the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant, near […]

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Tree Reforestation in Gaithersburg, Meeting Set for Tonight

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UPDATED Gaithersburg officials are holding a community meeting tonight to get feedback from residents about plans for an upcoming reforestation project. Public Works Operations Administrator Adam Newhart said tonight’s meeting will focus on the plantings of 25 trees in Little Quarry Park in the Kentlands community and 40 trees in the Quince Orchard Park community. […]

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Quince Orchard Park Tree Planting Meeting Set for Aug. 27

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The city of Gaithersburg will host a community meeting on Aug. 27 to present and receive comment on a proposed reforestation project. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Robertson Park Youth Center, 801 Rabbitt Road. In effort to manage stormwater runoff into the Muddy Branch, community tree plantings are planned for […]

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Takoma Park Named Quarterfinalist for Energy Prize

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The City of Takoma Park was notified this month that it is advancing to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP), a $5-million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy consumption. According to a news release issued by Georgetown University, Takoma Park has created a challenging and promising Sustainable Energy Action Plan that […]

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Lake Needwood Warning Could Remain Through Fall (Video)

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Swimming at Montgomery Parks’ Lake Needwood has always been off limits, but park officials warn that elevated levels of a toxic bacteria found in the water right now can also make you sick. The parks department issued the warning in late July and it could stay up until November depending on the amount of rainfall […]

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Going Green (PHOTO)

Dave Feldman, CEO of the Livability Project LLC, talks about how that organization provides structure and tools to help communities develop sustainability initiatives. He was honored by the Montgomery County Council on July 29 as he stepped down from his other role as executive director of Bethesda Green. The Livability Project’s first East Coast project […]

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Save the Date: 25th Annual Farm Tour (Video)

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Mark your calendars for Montgomery County’s 25th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on July 26 and 27. Residents and visitors who participate in this year’s Farm Tour & Harvest Sale will get to show off their photography skills as they buy healthy local food. To mark the 25th anniversary of the tour, participating farms […]

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Tips for Gardening with Children (Video)

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Brookside Gardens share some tips for gardening with children.

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Help Clean Up Little Falls Watershed (Video)

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Volunteers will be cleaning up Little Falls Parkway and Little Falls Branch, July 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Park at the gravel parking lot located at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave. and Little Falls Parkway. Visit Little Falls Watershed Alliance website to learn more.

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