Environment

June 12, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Poolesville Set to Host First RiverPalooza Event Friday

Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) hosts a series of paddles known as RiverPalooza to promote clean water in the Potomac watershed. The first paddle this year, Women on the Water, starts in Poolesville and is scheduled for Friday, June 14. RiverPalooza is a season-long annual event designed to provide families and river enthusiasts with memorable on-the-water […]

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May 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued Thursday in Montgomery County

Here’s hoping everyone packed an umbrella today. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch in Montgomery County on Thursday until 9 p.m. It’s possible that there will be hail and damaging winds. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 9:00 pm Thurs, 5/30. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging […]

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May 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Thursday in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in Montgomery County on Thursday until 8 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Montgomery County until 8:00 p.m. on Thurs, 5/23. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain alert for threatening severe weather. https://t.co/sIMT3fO6GI […]

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May 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Park Service Named Finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award

The Maryland Park Service is a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. The Gold Medal Awards program, founded in 1965, honors communities in the country that demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Middle School Students Compete in Invention Challenge

More than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet Saturday during the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Summit. The invention challenge and competition was held at Gaithersburg High School. For a full year, the students worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from […]

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May 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Councilmembers Reimer, Rice, Albornoz and Jawando Announce Presentation Award Winners

At the culmination of the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Saturday more than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet. For a full year, the students had worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from MOAA, NIST, Pepco, Emergent BioSolutions, University of Maryland, […]

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May 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Landon School Hosts Popular Azalea Festival

The Landon School in Bethesda is showing off their beautiful azaleas just in time for May. All weekend long, community members are invited to attend the free Azalea Festival at Landon’s campus. The festival doesn’t just feature gardens filled with beautiful azaleas, but there’s also carnival rides, “upscale resale,” food, live music, boutique shops, and […]

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May 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

NWS Issues Thunderstorm Warning Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday until 4:15 p.m. in Silver Spring and Rockville. Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Columbia MD, Silver Spring MD, Rockville MD until 4:15 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/P9VC39Ofal — NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 2, 2019 There have also been warnings in the Gaithersburg area until 3:45 p.m. on […]

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May 2, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

Check Out Thermal Imaging Cameras With Your Books at County Libraries

You can now check out thermal imaging cameras to monitor energy use in your home. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP) made the cameras available to Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) cardholders. The cameras are easy to use and create visual heat maps to show hot and cold spots where users may be […]

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