Department of Environmental Protection

October 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County Offers Bulb Exchange Program During October for Energy Action Month

October is National Energy Action Month, a federal-wide effort to promote sustainability and energy efficiency while encouraging the smart use of energy, water, and transportation resources. Here in Montgomery County, the public libraries and the Department of Environmental Protection are offering a light bulb exchange program where residents may exchange inefficient light bulbs for energy-efficient […]

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September 28, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Students to Lead ‘Eco Evening’ Town Hall with Elrich

Students with concerns about the environment will be able to ask questions to county government officials, including County Executive Marc Elrich, at a virtual town hall dedicated to youth environmental issues on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The event, which is part of Montgomery County’s “Eco Evening” virtual town hall series, will be lead by members of […]

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August 10, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

County Illustrates How Residents Can Protect At-Risk ‘Stream Critters’

In recognition of National Water Quality Month, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will highlight at-risk aquatic animals that have a special history with the county. Throughout the month of August, the DEP will release blogs and videos on social media and the My Green Montgomery website about each creature. The series will […]

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July 21, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

Elrich Proposes First of its Kind Energy-Reducing Bill

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich proposed a bill that could make the county the first in the nation to set a Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) policy that enforces a minimum energy use threshold for existing buildings. Bill 16-21 aims to expand the number of buildings covered by the county’s benchmarking law, according to a […]

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July 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

‘Oops Tag’ es un Programa Diseñado para que los Residentes Reciclen Correctamente

El condado de Montgomery busca que los residentes sean conscientes de lo que reciclan. El programa Recicle Correcto “Oops Tag” inició en mayo en el condado de Montgomery. Como parte de esta iniciativa, los inspectores del condado revisan los contenedores de reciclaje residenciales en busca de artículos que se reciclan de forma incorrecta. Si encuentran […]

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July 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Oops Tag’ Program Encourages Residents to Recycle Correctly  

Montgomery County wants residents to be mindful of what they recycle. Leaders began the Recycle Right “Oops Tag” Program in May. As part of the program, county inspectors check individual residential recycling bins for unacceptable items. If they find incorrect items, inspectors will leave an “oops tag” asking residents to remove those items for the […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $640,000 Awarded to County Environmental Projects 

More than $640,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 15 environmental projects in Montgomery County, officials announced Sunday. “Great start to #EarthWeek!” County Executive Marc Elrich wrote on Twitter. “These awards provide funds directly to Montgomery County organizations and communities for projects that will help clean our air and water,” County Department of Environmental […]

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April 19, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks to Host Fun Run at Wheaton Regional to Celebrate Earth Month

In celebration of Earth Month, Montgomery Parks will be hosting the “Restore Our Earth Fun Run and Walk” at Wheaton Regional Park on Saturday, Apr. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to Montgomery Parks, “Restore Our Earth is the Worldwide Earth Day Network theme to alert citizens worldwide to the damaging effects of […]

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April 7, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

County’s 2021 Energy Summit Early Registration Ends April 9

From May 4 through May 6, The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) National Capital Region will be hosting the 2021 Montgomery County Energy Summit. The Summit’s annual purpose has been to offer education centered around green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy and related topics relevant to […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fallece Ex-Directora de Protección Ambiental de Montgomery en Accidente de Tránsito

Lisa Feldt, ex directora del Departamento de Protección Ambiental (DEP) en el condado de Montgomery, murió en un accidente de tránsito, el jueves, a la edad de 60 años. Después de varios períodos trabajando para la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA), Feldt se unió al condado de Montgomery como directora del […]

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