Daily Choices Stories

Climate Change at the Local Level: Protecting Our Watershed

When we think of climate change we often think of melting ice caps, rising sea-levels, extreme weather, and warmer global temperatures. These are the harsh

RainScapes Rewards Program Pausing for a Few Months

We want to thank all that have expressed interest in our RainScapes Rewards program this year. We have received a record number of rebate applications,

Steps to a deeper shade of green

Ann and Murphy Several years ago, one of my friends told me I was the “greenest person she knew!” Although surprised, my “normal” is apparently

Becoming a Beekeeper

How did I get started? I got interested in beekeeping out of a desire to make a small benefit to our yard and neighborhood.  My

Streams of Consciousness: Knowing Where Our Stormwater Goes

Many storm drains in Montgomery County lead straight to streams, which then feed into larger streams and rivers and eventually lead to the Chesapeake Bay.

An interview with experts: Are backyard mosquito sprays safe and effective?

We get a lot of questions and concerns about backyard mosquito sprays. We interviewed two experts to learn more about the risks. Each year, more

You Can Help Prevent Trash Fires

Materials improperly placed into the trash can be significant fire hazards, capable of starting fires when: mixed in loads of waste in refuse collection trucks,

Plastic Free July

Choose to Refuse Single-Use Plastics The human population is producing and discarding plastic items at an alarming rate. Microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic such

Clean Water Art Contest Winners!

Every year we host an art contest to help us with educating Montgomery County residents on the importance of protecting our communities and local waters

Make your own 50-cent, pesticide-free Mosquito Trap!

Hold the pesticide sprays! Did you know that most of those sprays being done by mosquito companies not only can harm you, kids. and pets,
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