June 7, 2017

Montgomery County Encourages Residents to Participate in Second Annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week


Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Councilmember Craig Rice will proclaim the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in Montgomery County. The designation is intended to increase awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay in Montgomery County and throughout the metropolitan area. 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) works all year to protect and improve the County’s air, water and land. Residents are urged to take advantage of the dozens of services and outreach activities offered to help anyone looking to improve the environment. Every effort, whether small actions such as taking a reusable bag when shopping, or a much more time-intensive action such as organizing a large stream clean-up can make a difference in the health of the Bay.

For more information about Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s water quality programming and how you can get involved, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water.

1 comment:

  1. The DelMarVa chicken industry is a major source of the pollution of the bay [According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, animal waste and fertilizer causes the most pollution to the Bay]. One of the most effective actions anyone can do to protect the Chesapeake Bay is to stop eating chicken and replace it with plant foods. The County should also promote plant-based eating to its employees and residents, in addition to the goal stated above of "increas[ing] awareness of the importance of the Chesapeake Bay."

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