Department of Environmental Protection

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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July 19, 2018 | Marisa Fried

Safeway Giving Out Free LED Light Bulbs in Exchange for Old Bulbs

Montgomery County residents have the chance to save money and energy this summer by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program implemented by Safeway. Participants can bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a maximum of three LED bulbs for […]

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May 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

County’s 4th Annual GreenFest Set for Saturday, May 5 in Silver Spring

GreenFest, a May 5 event at Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring, will provide Montgomery County residents a chance to learn how they can go green in the coming year, according to Susan Kornacki, with the county’s Department of Environmental Protection. “We will have all kinds of hands-on learning opportunities,” Kornacki said. Workshops include […]

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April 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Summit Gives Building Owners Information on Saving Energy

About 300 people and 20 vendors took in the Montgomery County Energy Summit in Silver Spring on Wednesday. The event was co-hosted by the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Green Building Council. “Retrofitting an existing building is much more difficult than building green to start,” said Lindsey Shaw, with the county’s Department […]

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July 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Hosts Trash Fire Awareness Event (VIDEO)

In an effort to bring awareness to the importance of disposing household waste materials safely to avoid a fire hazard, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for an awareness event Friday. The event was held at Montgomery County’s Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station in Derwood. “It […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County GreenFest Will Focus on Engaging Children

Montgomery County’s third annual GreenFest will take place on May 6 at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. This year’s event, according to a news release, will focus on children learning about the role they play in protecting the environment all while having fun. “Our goal with hosting the Montgomery County GreenFest is to show families, especially […]

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