Prince George's County Food Composting Ribbon Cutting

Prince George’s County & MES Cut Ribbon on New Food Scrap Composting Project at Western Branch Yard Waste Composting Facility

On Wednesday, October 23, at the Western Branch Yard Waste Composting facility in Upper Marlboro, MD, the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) Waste Management Division (WMD) cut the ribbon on a food scrap pilot project that will compost yard waste and food scraps bulked together. The pilot will provide baseline testing for…

Dickerson Yard Waste Composting Facility ISO Certification

Montgomery County & MES Celebrate Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004 Certification at Dickerson Yard Trim Composting Facility

Yesterday, Montgomery County officials gathered with Maryland Environmental Service employees at the Yard Trim Composting facility in Dickerson to celebrate receiving the coveted ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system from American Systems Registrar (ASR), an internationally accredited environmental management systems firm. The certification confirms that the facility is operated in a manner that…

Team Motley Poo

Team Motley Poo Finishes Eighth in National Operations Challenge Competition

Yesterday, the Maryland Environmental Service Water & Wastewater Team Motley Poo – Justin Myers, Todd Boulden, Wayne Rumbaugh and Brad Yeakle – completed the final events of the National Water Environment Federation Operations Challenge at WEFTEC in Chicago. The final results – Motley Poo came in 8th out of a field of 41! Reporting from Chicago…

fire department emergency response drill

MES Conducts Emergency Response Drill for OSHA Process Safety Management Plan

In compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Process Safety Management Plan, Maryland Environmental Service conducted an emergency response drill at the Frostburg Water Treatment Plant on October 1. If there ever was an emergency at the facility, local fire departments will assist our employees in containing and controlling it. There was a…

USFWS Logo

Masonville Cove Designated as Nation’s First Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated Masonville Cove in Baltimore as the nation’s first Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. With 80 percent of Americans living in cities, the Service’s new Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative will forge connections between the National Wildlife Refuge System, natural resource conservation, and people living in metropolitan areas. “National wildlife…

Midshore Bird Watching Platform

Boy Scout Mike Segar Dedicates New Bird Watching Platform at Midshore Landfill for Eagle Scout Project

When Mike Segar, 18, joined the Boy Scouts of America seven years ago, working to attain the rank of Eagle Scout one day was something he knew he would do. “Everyone in our troop is encouraged to go all the way,” said Mike. “Even though the majority of scouts in scouting don’t go Eagle, the…

P3 Workshop

P3 Workshop to Discuss Developing Public/Private Partnerships to Help Meet Costs of Stormwater Retrofits

Maryland Environmental Service is working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment to present a day-long workshop on developing public/private partnerships to help meet the costs of stormwater retrofits. The P3 Workshop will be held at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis on Thursday, September 26. MDE Secretary Robert…

CWEA Operations Challenge

MES Water/Wastewater Operators Team “Motley Poo” Finishes First in CWEA 2013 Operations Challenge

Congratulations to the Maryland Environmental Service Water/Wastewater operators team “Motley Poo” for finishing in first place at the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) 2013 Operations Challenge! The team – Justin Myers, Todd Boulden, Wayne Rumbaugh and Brad Yeakle – not only took first place among all the CWEA regional teams but also finished in first…

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

MES Employees Jason Gillespie and Michael Herzberger Presented Seminar on Watershed Resources Registry at 2013 Tri-Association Conference

Maryland Environmental Service Environmental Monitoring Division Chief Jason Gillespie and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager Michael Herzberger presented “Maryland’s Watershed Resources Registry: A GIS Tool for Broad-Based Collaborative Planning & Protection from a Watershed Perspective” to attendees of the 2013 Tri-Association Conference on Wednesday, August 28. The presentation highlighted the agency’s involvement in developing an…