Twice a year, the Montgomery County Planning Department and the Department of Parks jointly produce highlights of their work programs. Department leaders present the Semi-Annual report to the County Council for review and comment. To view the Semi-Annual Reports please click here.
To view the latest Semi-Annual Report (Spring 2018), click here.
In FY17, over 92,713 pounds of trash, 32,900 pounds of recyclables, 4,136 pounds of tires was removed from park streams by parks volunteers. 4,847 volunteers from more than 130 organizations contributed 10,233 hours of service cleanups. If Parks Staff were to spend an equivalent amount of time using the average wage/benefit estimate Montgomery Parks would incur $321,111 in staff costs.
We couldn’t do it without you! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.
Nearly 2.5 megawatts (MW) of ground-mounted solar arrays, comprising more than 7,000 solar panels, have been installed across sites in Rock Creek Regional Park and South Germantown Recreational Park.
The combined arrays will produce about 3.5 million kWh of solar electricity annually to offset 2,877 tons of greenhouse gases each year. This offset is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 3,000 acres of forest or the amount of carbon dioxide generated in the production of the grid-supplied electricity used by nearly 400 average American homes in a typical year.
These projects will help lower utility bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all while contributing to smart, clean and resilient energy resources across the region.
For detailed information on the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission proposed Annual Budget Fiscal Year 2019, click here.