Water Stories

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

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

Join in the Celebration - Únete a la Celebración

https://youtu.be/B66OKqDYQEI Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week!   We like to believe that every day should include awareness on how we affect our communities, rivers, stream and eventually

Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG

“Eco Evenings with DEP and OMG,” a series of virtual town halls open to County residents to discuss relevant environmental topics that are important locally,

Day of Service - Neighbors of the Northwest Branch

Blog post by Darlene Robbins, RainScapes Planner    The sky was a clear, robin’s egg blue when I met up with a group of folks

Kemp Mill Shallow Marsh Wetland

Wetlands Provide Ecosystem Services A dragonfly lands on pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) at the Kemp Mill Shallow Marsh Wetland Wetlands are often described as the “kidneys

Are you smarter than our Environmental Leaders?

Blog, courtesy of Bethesda Green.     Bethesda Green’s Environmental Leaders Program is an experiential school-year long sustainability program for high school seniors in Montgomery County. The

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

Montgomery County PLOGGING Challenge!

What is plogging?? It started as a fitness trend in Sweden! People organized picking up trash while jogging to better enjoy their route. They would

Myths about Dog Poop!

What's the big deal about scooping dog poop? It's natural. It makes great fertilizer. Rain will wash it away. And wild dogs poop in the
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