Tag Archive: Montgomery County

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Now that things are opening up again, we want to bring you some fun in the sun! What’s a summer without a lemonade stand? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy efficient LED light bulbs. We

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Thursday, August 26th at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Sunday, August 19th at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Wednesday, August 18th at the Martin Luther King Jr. Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Tuesday, August 17th at the Kensington Park Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Pool. Join us on Monday, August 16th at the Upper County Outdoor Pool to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs

Help Make an Enviro Float for the Wheaton Arts Parade!

The Wheaton Arts Parade Could Use Your Creativity To Help With This Year’s Float. This year we are focusing on plastic bags and straws as this material is not recyclable. In addition, as of May 21, 2021 plastic straws were banned in Montgomery County. The Final Sunday Workshop & Open house Date: August 22 from

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Farmers’ Market. Join us on Thursday, August 12th at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Wednesday, August 11th at the White Oak Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Tuesday, August 10th at the Twinbrook Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for energy

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Farmers’ Market. Join us on Sunday, August 1st at the Bethesda Central Farmers’ Market to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemonade & LEDs” to your Farmers’ Market. Join us on Saturday, July 24th at the Pike Central Farmers’ Market to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemons & LEDs” to your Library. Join us on Tuesday, July 13th at the Long Branch Library to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your bulbs for

“Lighten Up” Lightbulb Exchange

Montgomery Energy Connection, a program of Montgomery County is excited to bring “Lemons & LEDs” to your Senior Center. Join us on Thursday, July 22nd at the North Potomac Senior Center to swap out your old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs. Our motto is “lemons are sour, saving money is sweet!” Come swap your

One Montgomery Green Annual Gala

One Montgomery Green Annual Gala: Buy tickets now to pre-order meals and adult beverages from local restaurants and beverage makers, pick them up at Brookside Gardens on June 24, 2021, from 4-6 p.m., and head home to watch the online gala festivities at 7 p.m. Learn what you can do to help fight against climate

15 in Fifteen Energy and Lawns Trivia Game

In celebration of Energy Awareness Month, October 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will be hosting several 15 in Fifteen Trivia Games in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. What is 15 in Fifteen Trivia? It is fifteen questions in 15 minutes (about energy/other topics) in a fun, fast paced trivia game to get

All Things Zoom

Curious why Zoom has become everyone’s go-to video conferencing software? This lecture will go over how to use Zoom to chat with friends & family, and take virtual classes with Senior Planet! You’ll learn about useful Zoom features, whether you’re connecting with an iOS, Android, or Windows device. The lecture will also go over security

Yellow Lance Mussel in Montgomery County!

In 2015, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Biological Monitoring team found a yellow lance mussel (Elliptio lanceolate) while conducting a fish survey on the Hawlings River. The yellow lance mussel is a freshwater mussel that is sensitive to water quality and can be found in clean, moderate flowing streams. Their population have declined

A Bright Future at DEP: Welcome Our New Energy Program Manager!

Summer is here, with promises of long sun-filled days and air conditioning to cool those humid heat waves. Just make sure that A/C unit is operating efficiently! As the new Energy Program Manager for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), I’m bringing my passion for smart and efficient use of our energy resources to Montgomery County. I

Skating on Green Ice: Eco-friendly Ice Rinks

There’s a secret ingredient in the recipe for good skating rink ice: make it white. It’s more attractive and, because it reflects more sunlight, stays colder longer. The people who design, build and maintain ice rinks make a conscious effort to make their ice white and keep it that way. But now, a local company

Stormwater 101: Underground Inspection

DEP’s Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program is responsible for inspecting and ensuring maintenance of all public and private stormwater management facilities within Montgomery County.  DEP Planning Specialist Audra Lew guest blogs about the important role the inspectors play in the County:
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A green treefrog takes up residency in the Paint Branch Watershed!

During a warm summer night, a Montgomery County FrogWatch volunteer, Maura McMullen, heard a strange call that she was unable to identify from the County’s frog and toads website. She sent in the recording to DEP to help her identify the species. DEP identified the frog as a green treefrog, the first recorded finding of