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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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Turf Tips for a Beautiful Lawn (VIDEO)

Geoff Rinehart is the exhibit coordinator for the new, interactive Grassroots Exhibit at the Maryland SoccerPlex. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, he provides some tips for growing a beautiful lawn this spring. Grass Roots Exhibit Opens at Maryland SoccerPlex (VIDEO)

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June 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Refuses to Weigh in on Berliner Pesticide Measures

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General refused to give County Councilmember Roger Berliner advice on his provisions for reducing the use of pesticides in Montgomery County. In a letter dated May 28, Berliner asked Attorney General Brian Frosh to weigh in on whether four measures being proposed by Berliner would be preempted by state law. […]

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February 13, 2015 | Krista Brick

Large Turnout to Discuss MontCo’s Pesticide Legislation

The proposal to limit the use of non-essential pesticides on lawns, certain athletic playing fields, and county-owned public grass areas continues to be a hot topic as about 350 people showed up for a public hearing on the legislation before the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee Thursday night. According to Montgomery […]

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October 28, 2014 | Krista Brick

County Bill Would Prohibit Use of Certain Pesticides on Lawns

A bill expected to be introduced Tuesday could have an impact on the way you take care of your lawn. Montgomery County Council Vice President George Leventhal, who chairs the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee,  is scheduled to introduce  Bill 52-14 on Tuesday  that seeks to prohibit use of certain pesticides on county lawns […]

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