The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its 2021 Year in Review video with department highlights!
The video features DEP’s Acting Director Adriana Hochberg and staff members describing 2021 accomplishments and innovative programs.
Highlights of the video include:
Plogging Campaign: Volunteers picked up more than 12,000 pounds of trash before it entered waterways.
“Every day, the DEP staff is working hard for the County to increase recycling, manage stormwater and save energy,” said Acting Director Hochberg. “We accomplished a lot in 2021, and our work for 2022 includes planning upgrades to the recycling facility, legislation to address bacteria contamination by septic systems, legislation concerning gas powered leaf blowers, planting more trees and installing green infrastructure, continuing our partnering with the community, implementing the Climate Action Plan and more. We hope residents follow our work on social media and on our website.”
DEP created its first department-wide year in review video in 2020 to share the work of the department and help residents and businesses understand how DEP is making the County a cleaner and greener place.