TAKE ACTION

What can you do to stop the noise?     
 

 
You can submit Noise Complaints via your internet browser:

Please submit noise complaints often. They are very important for establishing the severity of the problem to our elected officials and others.  Your complaints can be simple and brief.  It only takes a minute to fill out the complaints form the first time -- after that it's even faster.  (For First-time users: At the complaints website, please select "Sign Up" to create an account.  If the website doesn't load properly, please make sure that all "cookies" are enabled in your internet browser's Settings menu.)  

Note: When you are filling out the complaints form, it is best if you choose only ONE EVENT Type.  It doesn't matter which Event Type you choose (for example "Too low," "Too loud," or "Constant noise") but please JUST CHOOSE ONE.

Optional:  You can also track the plane that woke you up or the planes recently overhead HERE.
Please note that the DCA WebTrak site (airplane tracker) operates on a 1-hour, real-time data delay.  Historical flight activity for prior days is also available at this DCA WebTrak site.  Track noisy jet aircraft in real time as they fly overhead with The Flight Tracker app for iOS and the FlightAware Flight Tracker app for Android.

Optional:  If you'd like, you can also create a shortcut icon on your device's home screen for quick access.
For your convenience, you can also create a shortcut link to the complaints form on the home screen of your cell phone or other device by following these steps:
1.    Open the noise complaints website https://viewpoint.emsbk.com/dca3 on your internet browser on your device.
2.    On iPhone:  At the bottom of the page, tap on the Share button (the square with an arrow pointing out of the top).    
       On Android Phone:  Tap on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of your browser (or tap on Menu, then Page).  
3.    Tap on the option "Add to Home Screen" and click "Add".  
4.    Go to your device's home screen and tap on the new shortcut icon to quickly open the noise complaints website.
See this video for visual instructions on how to add a complaints form shortcut: https://youtu.be/nbAG34IX7bc 
Please note that adding a shortcut icon to your device's home screen is not required in order to file noise complaints.  You can file noise complaints regardless whether you create a shortcut icon or not.


2.  PLEASE JOIN US! 
Join our Google Group 
If you are a resident of Montgomery County, MD, you can request to be added to our Google group listserv for updates and information by using one of the two options below: 
 
or
Option 2:  send an email stating Your First and Last Name & the Name of your Montgomery County Neighborhood (such as your Homeowners' Association Name) to: membership@mocoquietskies.org

Volunteer with Us
We can always use volunteers, especially in the areas of press/media, public affairs, technology, social media, outreach, and web design!  If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate that in your email.  We welcome all volunteers!  

Please Donate to Help Our Efforts
The Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means that your donations are tax-deductible. Donations to the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition can be sent to:
MCQSC Ltd.
PO Box 131
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Please consider sending a donation to help us offset out-of-pocket expenses for MCQSC active volunteers working diligently on this effort.  Checks can be made payable to MCQSC.  Please include your email address with your donation, so that we may send you an electronic receipt for your records/tax purposes.  We thank you for your help and support!
 
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3.  Contact your elected officials and policymakers to voice your complaints about the airplane noise & pollution.
 
Just click on the Downloads and Templates tab to find the contact information for our elected officials and policymakers (click on the PDF entitled, "Contact_Info_for_Officials.pdf").  These elected officials and policymakers need to hear from you!  Your complaints can be brief; the more important thing is to send them.  Sending your complaints by email to these individuals is preferred, but calls are also acceptable.  Remember, personalized emails and calls are most effective!  
  
Click on the Downloads and Templates tab for recent action letters, along with some templates you can use to help write your own complaint emails.  Remember to include in your complaint emails your street address and your neighborhood name, and indicate that you are a member of the Montgomery County Quiet Skies Coalition.


4.  Spread the word
 
Tell your neighbors about the Coalition and hang flyers letting others know we are here to help.  The flyer can be found under the Downloads and Templates tab.  Post your letters, photos, stories, etc. to Facebook or Twitter.  We need to create as much buzz as possible.


5. Attend our meetings
 
Concerned Montgomery County residents are encouraged to attend our meetings, which are held approximately every-other-month, to hear the latest information from key individuals involved in our mission, and to voice your concerns and provide your feedback on the issues.
 
MCQSC meets approximately every-other-month at 7:30 pm.  Click on the Meetings tab to find out the specific location for the next upcoming meeting.  
 
To see meeting agendas and related attachments please go to Meeting Agendas.