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For Immediate Release: Monday, April 1, 2024

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is celebrating the first day of “Earth Month,” today, April 1, by launching a redesigned website consolidating the entire portfolio of DEP programs including sustainability, trash and recycling, watershed restoration, and water supply and wastewater. The website creates a one-stop resource and mobile-friendly experience for web visitors, representing a significant step in improving accessibility, navigation and information sharing.  

The month of April is nationally recognized as Earth Month. 

“This updated website demonstrates DEP’s ongoing commitment to improving service to our community. Our goal is to cater to all audiences, regardless of whether accessing information on their phones, computers or in different languages,” said DEP Director Jon Monger. “The new website provides clear, concise information in all areas of DEP, making it easier for people to learn more about our work, our programs and how every day actions can help us be better stewards of our environment. I invite everyone to visit our newly redesigned website and provide us with valuable feedback.”   


Improved features of the website include: 

  • Easier Navigation: The redesigned website provides an inviting, intuitive and easy-to-navigate resource encouraging visitors to explore, ask questions and learn more about DEP and its initiatives. 
  • Customized Search: Intuitive search functionalities make it easier for residents and consumers to access the information they are searching for and engage with a wide range of environmental programs.  
  • Accessibility: The new website prioritizes accessibility, catering to mobile users and those with disabilities. Multiple language options provide information to an expanded audience. 
  • Social Media: The website actively engages with DEP's social media channels, creating opportunities for interaction with residents and consumers across digital platforms. 

DEP invites residents and businesses to explore the new website and provide feedback to help further enhance user experience. 

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Media Contact: Cindy Peña, mobile: 202-875-1563, [email protected] 

Release ID: 24-148
Media Contact: Cindy Peña
Categories: Environment