Environment

September 27, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Elrich Leads County Delegation at International Climate Gathering in New York

Montgomery County Executive March Elrich has been leading a delegation this week at Climate Week NYC, an international gathering of government and business leaders who are paving the way on ambitious climate action. Elrich, who was on the forefront of making Montgomery the first county in the U.S. to declare a “climate emergency” in 2017, […]

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August 26, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs Affected by Toxic Algae

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has detected high levels of blue-green algae in the T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs as of August 21. WSSC drinking water has not been affected, but recreational water areas should be avoided.  Visitors to the Duckett Reservoir in Laurel should: Avoid all recreational water. If contacted, rinse off immediately […]

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August 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Severe Thunderstorm Watch For Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Montgomery County effective until 10 p.m. Wednesday. There’s a chance of large hail and damaging winds. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 10PM. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain […]

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August 21, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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August 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks About the Weather

Everyone talks about the weather—and the past few months have given us plenty to talk about. Dr. Philip Arkin with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland helps us make a little sense about all this rain. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, TuneIn, […]

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August 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hallan Algas Tóxicas en Dos Lagos de Montgomery

Hallan algas tóxicas en dos lagos del Condado de Montgomery, en Maryland, y se insta a los residentes, y especialmente a los dueños de perros, a tomar precauciones, según reporta WTOP. Según reporta la estación de radio, se han encontrado niveles elevados de una toxina llamada microcistina que es producida por un tipo de alga […]

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August 8, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Discutirá Junto a Oficiales de Gaithersburg sobre Nueva Escuela Elemental

Personal de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) asistirá a la reunión del Alcalde y el Concejo de la Ciudad de Gaithersburg, el lunes 12 de agosto, para compartir los comentarios de la comunidad, que han recibido, sobre la posibilidad de construir una nueva escuela primaria en Kelley Park. En agosto de 2017, […]

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August 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Staff to Meet Gaithersburg City Officials About New Elementary School

Montgomery County Public Schools staff will attend the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 12 to share community feedback they’ve received about the possibility of building a new elementary school on Kelley Park. In August 2017, MCPS conducted a site study and recommended that a new elementary school be constructed in Gaithersburg because […]

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August 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Returns Friday

The countdown has begun to the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair! From Aug. 9 through Aug. 17, Gaithersburg will be full of the festive sounds and smells of good food, farm animals, games, carnival rides, shows and contests.  The fair is open from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 9 and then is open from 10 […]

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August 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

NWS Issues Flood Warning for Central Montgomery County Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 9 p.m. for central Montgomery County. According to the warning, up to two inches of rain have already fallen over a large area. Additional rainfall amouts of one to three inces are possible. The locations that will experience flooding include Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, North […]

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