Department of Environmental Protection

October 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 25 in Montgomery County

Mostly cloudy today. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Friday, Oct. 25. 1. World Series, Game 3: The Washington Nationals are playing the Houston Astros tonight in Game 3 of the 2019 World Series. It will air live on Fox at 8:07 p.m. And then on Saturday, […]

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April 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s 5th Annual Greenfest Planned for Sunday in Wheaton

Montgomery County’s fifth annual GreenFest will take place on April 28 at Broadside Gardens in Wheaton. This year’s event includes a full day of family activities and learning opportunities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brookside Gardens is located at 1800 Glenallan Avenue. Guests are advised to utilize the free parking and shuttle service that […]

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April 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Greening Up Montgomery County

Montgomery County recycles a lot of its trash, but it’s going to have to recycle a lot more if it wants to close its pollution-belching incinerator in Dickerson — it won’t be easy being green Montgomery, or so says the county’s environmental protection chief, Adam Ortiz. Listen to his chat with Doug Tallman on this […]

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April 2, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Earth Month Events Across Montgomery County

This month marks the 49th anniversary of “Earth Month,” a global campaign that stresses the importance of protecting the planet’s air, land and water. Events are scheduled throughout the month for Montgomery County residents to learn about and take part in preserving the environment. “Learn About Organic Lawn Care” at the Rock Creek Conservancy Office […]

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March 8, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 8. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Consumer Protection Week: Staff from the Office of Consumer Protection will be at the Gaithersburg Library from 1 to 3 p.m. today. Stop by to learn about the OCP’s tools and resources to help residents avoid scams, identity theft […]

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March 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 7. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Early Care and Education Initiative: Montgomery County leaders will introduce a four-year action plan to significantly increase the number of child care spots for infants and children up to 5 years old in the highest need areas of the County. […]

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March 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today for March 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, March 1. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Close Early:  Montgomery County Public Schools close early today. 2. Doug Kammerer: NBC4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer talks about forecasting bad weather on the latest episode of MoCo’s Most Famous with Joe Yasharoff. Take a listen: 3. Film Screening: The […]

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February 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Feb. 28 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Feb. 28. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCM’s February Small Business Network:  David and Mikel Blair talk with host Kelly Leonard about “Navigating Life as a Couple in Business” at today’s event. Learn more and get your ticket, here. 2. Black History Month: Ralph Buglass will explain […]

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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 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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