The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities. We wouldn’t be able to do that work with out the dedicated, passionate employees who work to keep our waterways clean, teach residents and employees how to recycle right, plant trees, and do other outreach and education in the County.
From March 1-31st, we celebrate Women’s History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and community. From science to politics, it’s is a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change. Did you know that, DEP has over 150 employees and more than 43% are women!
This month, we highlight some of the amazing women who work every day to make sure that Montgomery County is a little cleaner, a little greener, and a whole lot brighter.
Additionally, Montgomery County is home to many woman-owned MoCo Made businesses that are growing and producing delicious food and beverage products right here in our community. Montgomery County Food Council released a “Woman-Owned MoCo Made Business Guide“ that features a diverse assortment of locally made and grown products, including baked goods, craft beverages, and farm fresh delights–dozens of options to support women every time you shop.