MES and SHA offer cost saving recertification course for employees involved in field exploration projects.

MES collaborated with the State Highway Administration Office of Materials Testing to develop an 8-hour Refresher Training for the National Highway Institute (NHI) Subsurface Investigation Qualification Certification. On Monday, August 3, the course was presented at our new training facility in Millersville. This new course allowed those who are already certified to complete a one-day…

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The Numbers are In: Seven Million Pounds of Farm Tires Collected During Spring AG Tire Collection Events

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Maryland Farm Bureau (MFB) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES) announced today that 7,662,000 pounds of agricultural tires, including car tires and large tractor and truck tires, were collected and disposed during Farm Tire Drop-Off events between February and April of 2014. The weight of the farm agriculture tires…

Training

Mark Hicks Enhances Heavy Equipment Training for MES Employees

Mark Hicks was hired as a Maintenance Mechanic II in January of 2013 by the MES Environmental Monitoring Division to help support work efforts with the Maryland Aviation Administration, primarily at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. With over 30 years of experience as a heavy equipment operator, Mark came to MES with an extensive background in…

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Farm Tire Drop-off Month: “The tires are just pouring in.”

“The tires are just pouring in” at Saturday’s Farm Tire Drop-off Day in Frederick County, reported Susie Knapp from her Walkersville farm in Frederick County. Susie and James Ramsburg volunteered their farm as a collection site for agricultural tires during Free Farm Tire Drop-Off month. Her report: “There are just thousands of tires coming in.…

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Restore Rock Creek in Pasadena

Get outside and celebrate spring at the headwaters of Rock Creek in Pasadena on Saturday, April 5. The Baltimore Port Alliance Environmental Committee is partnering with the Restore Rock Creek organization and local community associations for this watershed cleanup event. Volunteers will help improve the headwaters of Rock Creek by removing trash and debris. This…

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March is Free Farm Tire Drop-off Month

Tires are tricky to get rid of. Maryland Landfills are prohibited from burying tires under state law. Burning them releases toxic oils and fumes (and it’s illegal.) It’s even tougher for farmers. The big tires on their equipment are critical to their operations. When those enormous tires wear out, disposal is complicated and expensive. March…