Chesapeake Bay

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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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Get to Know Bay Better During Chesapeake Awareness Week

In an effort to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Councilmember Craig Rice have proclaimed the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in the county, according to a news release. “I am proud of the innovative work of residents, stakeholders and neighboring […]

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January 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Rockville Police to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Maryland

A team from the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) will take a dip in the Chesapeake Bay to support Special Olympics Maryland. Members of the RCPD will participate in a police plunge at noon on Friday, Jan. 27 as part of a weekend of “freezin’ for a reason” at Sandy Point State Park, in Annapolis. […]

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Local leaders are stressing the importance of protecting the Chesapeake Bay and the waters that feed into it. Lorna Virgili has more in this report: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Maryvale Park Pond Restoration Project in Rockville (VIDEO)

Rockville crews are busy restoring the Maryvale Park stormwater management pond and outfall this month. Rockville 11’s Morgan Lash has the story. You can find out more about this environmental project online here. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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October 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo Clopper Lake

5K Run for the Bay

What could be better than a run in the park? How about a run that benefits the waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed? The Chesapeake Bay Trust is hosting a 5K for the Bay on October 25th at Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road, in Gaithersburg. Participants will enjoy a 3.1 mile run/walk along […]

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April 23, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Welcome to WaterShed (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

On Earth Day, Pepco opened its WaterShed Sustainability Center— an award-winning, energy efficient house that includes interactive displays to educate visitors with energy saving ideas for their own homes. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports: You can tour the Watershed House from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday at 201 West Gude Drive in Rockville. […]

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October 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Proposed Storm Water Utility Fee Changes

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett sent proposed legislation to the Montgomery County Council that amends the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC). The draft Legislation and Executive Regulations will enable the County to comply with a new State law requiring certain jurisdictions, including Montgomery County, to adopt storm water utility fees. The legislation provides for a […]

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