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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Earns Blue Ribbon for Best Educational Exhibitor at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) won the blue ribbon for “Educational Exhibitor” at the 2017 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. A team of judges selected the DEP booth from 140 vendors. The award recognizes excellence in educational activities and was received for exhibit presentation and the interaction of exhibitor with fair visitors.

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is the largest county fair in the Maryland and is always held three weeks prior to the Friday before Labor Day.

The DEP educational booth provides an excellent opportunity to connect with our residents and provide important information on all our programs and services that support clean land, clean air and clean water to the more than a hundred thousand people who attend the event,” said DEP Director Lisa Feldt.

The theme for the DEP booth, “Go Green. Start at Home,” provided a wide-range of informational materials on actions everyone can make in their own home, to reduce their environmental impact. Educational materials covered topics such as how to reduce energy consumption, plant trees, protect water quality, and recycle properly. In 2016, the DEP booth received the blue ribbon for Non-profit Exhibitor. For more information about DEP go to

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Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507



Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507