March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Earth Hour Takes Place on March 25th, Celebrate Earth Month in April (VIDEO)

Millions of people are expected to take part in Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 25th. The idea is to turn off the lights to inspire climate change action. Find out more, below: In April, Montgomery County will celebrate Earth Month. For details about environmental volunteer opportunities visit, here.

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November 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Needs Volunteers to Keep Streams Free of Trash (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is looking for volunteers to help protect the environment with their Adopt-A- Stream program. The goal is to keep the city watersheds free of trash and debris. Rock 11 Now’s Kathy Dantzler reports. Learn more about the program at Rockville’s Adopt A Stream webpage. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now […]

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October 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Joins Local Jurisdictions in Signing Anacostia River Accord (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett recently joined officials from Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia to sign the Anacostia River Accord. CCM’s Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 7, 2015 | Staff Writer

Grants Awarded to Local Groups for Improving Water Quality and Storm Runoff

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust have announced that $370,756 in grant funding has been awarded to 13 organizations to improve water quality and help manage stormwater runoff in Montgomery County. The grant program was launched in September 2014 to support watershed restoration and outreach efforts and to implement projects […]

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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 13, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Design a Home Rain Garden (Video)

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has created an eleven-minute video called “Rainscapes: Environmentally Friendly Landscapes for Healthy Watersheds” that provides homeowners with step-by-step directions on creating a rain garden in their yard. The video is available  (below) and on the County’s YouTube site. Through DEP’s RainScapes Rewards program, property owners receive technical and […]

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April 6, 2013 | Sonya Burke

Potomac River Watershed Cleanup (Photos)

Thousands of volunteers were expected to participate in the 25th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon on April 6. You can find more info on the website at http://fergusonfoundation.org/trash-free-potomac-watershed-initiative/potomac-river-watershed-cleanup/. Here are some April 6 scenes from the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup in Montgomery County.

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