My Green Montgomery and the Department of Environmental Protection were featured on the Montgomery County cable show “Make a Difference”. Jessica Jones, Program Manager of Outreach and Education, discusses Earth Month, Stream Stewards, the Green Business Certification program and other volunteer opportunities.
Last year, I decided it was time for me to adopt a furry creature. I can honestly say that I was not truly aware of what I was getting into, but bringing Bear into my life was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Eight months later, I am still learning what it means to be a responsible dog owner. Not everything you do is fun (taking walks during this long winter), but they are a necessary…
April is the Department of Environmental Protection’s favorite month. Why? It’s springtime, flowers are in bloom, wildlife are emerging and, best of all, it’s Earth Month!
For the past year and half, Chesapeake Bay Area Greens have been meeting to figure out how best to coordinate our efforts. These groups include Annapolis Green, Bethesda Green, Green Gaithersburg, GreenWheaton, Silver Spring Green, Poolesville Green, and our most recent addition, Baltimore Green Works. While we’ve all supported each other’s efforts in the past, we’ve never held a truly collaborative event before. This will change on April 10th when Bethesda Green, GreenWheaton and Silver Spring Green (in partnership with the…
What are Salamanders?
Salamanders are amphibians like frogs and toads. Amphibians are cold blooded animals that spend at least part of their life in water. Unlike frogs and toads, salamanders have tails and teeth on both their upper and lower jaws.
Guest Article by Jessica Li, student, Richard Montgomery High School
As spring arrives with its blossoming gardens and blooming orchards, it’s prime time for people to rekindle their care for nature through new, innovative activities. Over the past few weeks, a couple of tree-hugging Richard Montgomery rockets gathered to puzzle together and test-out a recipe for green herbal soap–an anti-bacterial, eco-friendly, hand-cleaning agent that generates 0% pollution.
Not only is this fun-sized, fragrant specimen a plus for keeping our waters clean, its…
The capital region will host the 22nd annual Environmental Film Festival from March 18th-30th. The festival is a showcase of environmental documentaries, shorts and movies from around the world. Many of the screenings feature panel discussions or talks by those behind the camera.
The students at Cabin John Middle School don’t just learn about their environment — they take active steps to help make it a better place!
Montgomery Blair students won 1st Place for their documentary “A Murky Future” on water pollution and combined sewer overflow
Sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring took home first place for winning the East Region competition for their documentary titled, “A Murky Future,” about water pollution and combined sewer overflows in U.S. waterways.
Because of March 3rd’s snow, all Montgomery County-provided recycling and trash collections will slide this week, and be one day later than normal.
We expect snowy and icy road conditions tomorrow morning, so our trucks may run a bit behind their normal schedule. If a street is not passable in the morning, the crew will attempt it again at the end of the day. Streets remaining unplowed by late Tuesday will be serviced first-thing on Wednesday morning. By the end of the day on…