Environment

July 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County’s Green Streets Program Protects Streams and Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection renovates local streets around the county. CCM’s Mike Springirth reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information about Green Streets visit montgomerycountymd.gov/dep/water/green-streets.html

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June 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Humane Society Opposes Parks Department’s Plan to Kill Canada Geese (VIDEO)

UPDATED The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is opposing a plan by Montgomery County’s Department of Parks to kill hundreds of Canada geese at two local parks. Parks officials say the geese are a public safety nuisance, and they are planning to euthanize hundreds of them at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and […]

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Launches New Campaign to Promote Reusable Bags (VIDEO)

Montgomery County is launching a new outreach campaign to encourage residents to use reusable bags. Lorna Virgili reports that you can get free reusable bags at your local library. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

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H & M to Hold Grand Reopening in Downtown Silver Spring on June 23

H&M is celebrating its grand reopening in Downtown Silver Spring at noon on Thursday, June 23. According to a news release, the newly renovated H&M store employs 40 workers. Customers who bring garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon will have the chance to win gift cards, valued between $50 and $250, […]

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Tiny House Tour Includes Stop in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

The Tiny House “Proof is Possible” tour made a stop in Takoma Park recently. Find out more in this report, below: Visit Takoma Park City TV to see more Takoma Park City Television.    

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Promotes Reusable Bags with Stream Clean Up and Bag Giveaway (PHOTOS)

County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by Craig Rice and other officials to promote the use of reusable shopping bags at an event Saturday, June 18 in Silver Spring. The event included a stream clean-up of the Stewart-April Lane Tributary, remarks by officials and a free reusable bag giveaway at the White Oak Giant Foods. “I […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: More Black Bear Sightings in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 6.16.16 That yearling black bear is on the move in Montgomery County, according to Maryland bear biologist Harry Spiker. Spiker said the bear was spotted this morning, at 10 a.m., at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring. On Wednesday, the bear was reported eating lunch on the FDA campus in White Oak. […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Farmers Market Opens for Growing Season (VIDEO)

The Rockville Farmers Market is open for the growing season. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports there is a lot more than fruits and vegetables at this local market. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Protecting the Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Local leaders are stressing the importance of protecting the Chesapeake Bay and the waters that feed into it. Lorna Virgili has more in this report: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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June 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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The Plan to Remove Canada Geese from Two Parks This Summer (VIDEO)

Montgomery County parks officials are moving forward with a roundup of hundreds of Canada Geese at two local parks because the birds are considered a public safety nuisance. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about the geese reduction effort, here. Montgomery Parks Will Remove Up to 300 Non-migratory Canada Geese in June […]

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