Daily Choices Stories

Earth Month 2021

Celebrate Earth Month 2021     This year, we are teaming up with our community partners to bring you free online and in-person education and

DEP Celebrates the Women Who Get the Job Done

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

Black Voices in Landscaping--an interview with a landscaping business owner.

DEP recently had the pleasure of interviewing Al M Britt, II, founder and president of Britt Landscaping, a black owned, local small business in Montgomery

Nominations Sought for 2021 Environmental Awards

Know of an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to improve Gaithersburg’s environment? Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Environmental Awards. City

Remembering Black History Month with the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) produced the film "Twenty & Odd"  as part of its work to protect and preserve African American Heritage.  The following

10 Fun Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Feeling stuck inside this winter? Here's some fun activities to get you outside! 1. Go on a scavenger hunt. We have one set up for

Honoring Black History Month with this Parting Thought by Fred Tutman

This is the first paragraph of an essay written by Fred Tutman, environmentalist and Patuxent Riverkeeper. It was published in the Winter 2021 edition of A.T. Journeys

How to Safely Apply Salt in the Winter

We are all familiar with the crunch of salt underfoot after a snowstorm in Montgomery County. But where does this salt go after the snow

MAEF Calendar Contest!

Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) has an annual calendar contest and are calling all student artists! MAEF is thrilled to announce that our annual Calendar Contest

World Cancer Day: Protecting Against Environmental Cancers

Contributed by a guest blogger for DEP The American Cancer Society estimates that 45% of cancer deaths and 42% of cancer cases are preventable, as
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