Hello! My name is Jonathan Shay and I am one of the newest interns here at the Department of Environmental Protection for Montgomery County! I am a rising senior at the University of Maryland, pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Technology with a concentration in Ecological Technology Design. A little about myself: I am
Have you ever found an animal in danger or in a strange place, and weren’t sure what to do? Jessica Jones, Outreach and Education Manager of the Department of Environmental Protection, recently had a unique wildlife encounter that made her question whether she did the right thing. Thankfully, she happens to work with experts who
Interested in lowering your home’s energy bill? Take advantage of your utilities’ Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. If you are new to this program, view our recent blog on the steps to apply. Read Julia Kalloz story below for an in-depth look at the program. Homeowner Julia Kalloz walked us through her experience
One of the secondary benefits of stormwater ponds – after storing and cleaning stormwater runoff – is that the ponds create wildlife habitat. They serve as habitat for birds and insects and breeding grounds of amphibians. Many stormwater ponds in the County also have healthy fish communities. One of the stormwater ponds with fish is
At the beginning of February 2017, the Residential Energy Program Manager, Larissa Johnson, attended the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in St. Louis to share her experiences hosting outreach events in Montgomery County, like Energy Exploration, and to learn from others around the country. Let’s hear from Larissa about her experience at the conference.
Are you looking for quick, easy, no-cost ways to save energy in your home? A Quick Home Energy Check-up (QHEC) is your answer. Cabin John resident, Jamie Pierce, made her QHEC appointment last October. Follow along as we take you on this behind-the-scenes look at what you can expect through the QHEC. Step 1. Make
Hello! My name is Susan Kornacki, and I’m a new Montgomery County resident who just joined the team at the Department of Environmental Protection! I’m really excited to work at an agency that exists to protect our environment, and I’m looking forward to getting to know Montgomery County! I am motivated by the belief that we
Have you thought about your yard lately? I mean REALLY thought about it? Are you getting all the environmental, social and aesthetic benefits that you could from the place you call home? Ideas about how to change the American Lawn are frequently discussed in the context of “messy or neat” but it’s worth digging deeper
Guess what’s new in Montgomery County? I am!! Not only is my position brand-new, but I am a new resident and very excited to be living in such an amazing county. As the new Residential Energy Program Manager I have been tasked with…well, anything energy! But I don’t want to bore you with my job
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