Department of Environmental Protection

July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Will Focus on Engaging Children

Montgomery County’s third annual GreenFest will take place on May 6 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This year’s event, according to a news release, will focus on children learning about the role they play in protecting the environment all while having fun. “Our goal with hosting the Montgomery County GreenFest is to show families, especially […]

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February 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Planned for May 6 in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

The Third Annual Montgomery County GreenFest is planned for Saturday, May 6 in Gaithersburg. GreenFest is the county’s largest environmentally themed festival for residents and businesses. The festival will be held at the Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, located at 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. The event is open from 11 a.m. – […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Urges Residents to Recycle During the Holidays (VIDEO)

The holidays are right around the corner and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking all residents to recycle. Lorna Virgili has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Five Things to Know Today, July 26, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 26, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education Policy Management Committee meeting: Topics on the agenda include the Choice Study and policies related to underage drinking and substance abuse. Watch the meeting live, here. 2. Manna Food Open House: Take a tour of the […]

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July 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Councilmember Berliner Introduces Composting Bill (VIDEO)

The goal is for Montgomery County residents to recycle 70-percent of the county’s solid waste by the year 2020. Along those lines, Council Vice President Roger Berliner has introduced a bill to increase composting to eliminate food waste. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. […]

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July 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the relocation of the Shady Grove bus depot, expansion of the police body worn camera program, the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, and more.

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June 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Greenfest Welcomes EPA Administrator and Environmental Enthusiasts (VIDEO)

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy was one of the thousands who attended the 2nd Annual Montgomery County GreenFest on April 30th in Takoma Park. CCM’s Crystal Park reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Greenfest is Set for April 30 (VIDEO)

The 2nd annual Montgomery County Greenfest is scheduled for April 30th, at the Takoma Park Community Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Susan Stark previews the event, below: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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