Environment

January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

Department of Environmental Protection Storm Drain Art Contest Accepting Entries

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting entries for the 2019 edition of the “Storm Drain Art Contest” that uses creative art to emphasize the connection between storm drains, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. The deadline to submit entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. In April, the art work of […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory Alert for Tuesday from 6 a.m.to 9 p.m. According to the alert, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected Tuesday afternoon. Early in the day, there will be “light mixed precipitation […] before becoming all snow in the afternoon.” People should be careful driving […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Residents Can Get New LED Light Bulbs at Local Breweries. Wait, What?

Montgomery County residents have the opportunity to save money and energy by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program by local breweries and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Participants may bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a […]

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January 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Portions of Montgomery County

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning until 8:30 p.m. for portions of Montgomery County. According to the warning, flooding has closed Brighton Dam Road. The NWS expects flooding to occur in Rock Creek Park between picnic areas 7 and 10. The locations that may experience flooding include Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Aspen Hill, North Bethesda, […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

FOX 5 Weather Forecaster Sue Palka Thankful for Technology

Sue Palka, Montgomery County resident and the dean of Washington DC weather forecasters having spent 33 years at FOX 5, has seen it all when it comes to weather events. This is obviously her busiest time of the year when snow and the threat of snow mean people want and expect accurate information constantly so […]

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January 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Yuletide Joy Becomes a Garden Cover

Christmas is over. It’s time to turn your tree into mulch.

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January 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ho- Ho- How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Montgomery County

It’s time for Montgomery County residents to recycle their Christmas trees! Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection accepts Christmas trees throughout the year in the curbside yard trim collection. However, the department will not accept artificial trees or trees with root balls in the yard trim collection. So, now that Christmas is over, make sure […]

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December 19, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for Thursday

The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch alert in Montgomery County starting tomorrow at 7 p.m. During the flood watch you should expect 1 to 2 inches of rainfall and possible flooding. Some areas in Montgomery County may get as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain. The rain is supposed to clear […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan’s Bipartisan Appeal to Address Climate Change

Governor Larry Hogan is continuing to ride his “purple surfboard” in a new bipartisan appeal to address climate change. Hogan and Ralph Northam, the democratic governor of Virginia, published a column in The Washington Post earlier this week, calling on state officials “to put aside partisan interest and get to work” on addressing the climate […]

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