Green Landscape Business Certification Program

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will launch the county’s newest effort to encourage businesses and residents to “go green” through actions on their property that enhance the county’s environmental goals on April 29 at 12:30 p.m. on Rokeby Avenue in Garrett Park.

The Green Landscape Business Certification Program expands eligibility for the Green Business Certification Program beyond businesses with office-based operations to the landscaping sector. The certified companies help property owners reduce or eliminate pesticides and fertilizers; plant native canopy trees; install rain gardens to capture and filter stormwater; create conservation landscapes; reduce areas needing mowing to cut emissions; and conserve water.

Joining Leggett will be Department of Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt, the homeowner, whose property was re-landscaped by one of the newly certified businesses, and representatives from the seven certified businesses.

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