Environment

December 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MyMCM Honors County’s First Responders for Heroic Work Throughout Pandemic

The dictionary defines “first responder” as someone who is designated or trained to respond to an emergency. They are the men and women who must take immediate action when disaster strikes. 2020 posed the greatest challenge any of them had ever faced: the COVID-19 pandemic. In Montgomery County, the more than 3,000 first responders have […]

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December 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Urban Winery in Silver Spring Closes, Moving to New Location

The Urban Winery in Downtown Silver Spring closed Dec. 19 and will be moving to a new site and reopening in the spring, according to its Instagram post. Meanwhile, their wines can be purchased online. The winery offers wine, of course, but also some food and wine tasting classes. View this post on Instagram A […]

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December 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Prepares for Winter Storm

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is preparing for the first snow of the winter season, but this year’s preparation looks different than year’s past because of the coronavirus. The National Weather Service currently projects that on Wednesday northern parts of Montgomery County could receive up to 10 inches of snow and down county could […]

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December 15, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

County Passes Bill Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws

The Montgomery County Council passed a bill focusing on the reduction of waste usage throughout the county – including plastic straws. The bill will ban single-use plastic straws and expand on previous county laws. It will require food service businesses to use compostable or recyclable ware by the county and prohibit all food service products […]

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November 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Outdoor Exercise Equipment Now Available at Wheaton Regional Park

Montgomery County Parks Department announced on Twitter that Wheaton Regional Park has new outdoor gym equipment. “The 1,800 square-foot station features seven pieces of equipment and an accessible walkway to the bathrooms, parking lot, playground, and Pine Lake Trail,” Montgomery Parks tweeted. In light of the coronavirus, Montgomery Park requires people to wear masks and […]

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November 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Participe de la Conferencia Virtual ‘Naturally’ Latinos

La Sociedad Naturalista Audubon está organizando la Conferencia “Naturally” Latinos, un evento virtual enfocado al medio ambiente en el condado de Montgomery del 2 al 4 de diciembre. El tema de la conferencia de este año, “Una comunidad, Muchas Voces”, subraya la realidad de que la comunidad Latinx no es monolítica: las perspectivas indígenas, Afro-latinas […]

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November 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reciclar es Obligatorio en Montgomery, Pero ¿Qué se Recicla y Qué No?

La División de Reciclaje y Recolección Basura del Departamento de Protección Ambiental del Condado de Montgomery (DEP) abrió sus puertas al equipo de MyMCMedia para conocer a fondo sobre el proceso del reciclaje, la importancia sobre la educación a los residentes de las más de 220 mil unidades a las que les prestan el servicio […]

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November 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Participe en el Plan Maestro del Parque Regional de Wheaton

Montgomery Parks, parte de la Comisión de la Planificación de Parques de la Capital Maryland-Nacional (M-NPCC), está actualizando el plan maestro del Parque Regional Wheaton y está pidiendo a la comunidad que compartan sus ideas. El parque, tiene 536 acres, se estableció en la década de los 60, cuando el condado era muy diferente a […]

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November 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Managed Deer Hunts to Close Parts of Rockville Parks

A City of Rockville pilot archery deer-culling program will close Civic Center Park and parts of Croydon Creek Nature Center for certain periods of November, December and January, the City of Rockville announced on Monday. The organized hunts will take place in John Hayes Memorial Forest, 852 Avery Road, which incorporates all of Civic Center […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

What Happens to Your Leaf Piles After They Get Taken Away?

As the annual leaf collection gets underway in Montgomery County, many are probably happy to have all those pesky leaves and “helicopters” out of their yards. But for County residents who use Leafgro Soil Conditioner, the leaves just taken away might return to your yard in an unsuspecting form. The Montgomery County Yard Trim Composting […]

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