Water Stories

NOW OPEN: Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program

Fourth Year of the Grant Program The Montgomery County Government, through its Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust announce the fourth year

Greener Acres: Non-Profits Sustaining Sustainability - Rock Creek Conservancy

This regular feature introduces Montgomery County non-profit organizations that are making a difference with their work in sustainability spaces across a variety of industry sectors.

DEP Completes $19M Bay Restoration Grant

We’ve all driven over the American Legion Bridge and seen the muddy Potomac River after a rain storm.  Ever wonder what it would take to

Volunteer Champions: The Lewy Family

    The Lewy Family was recognized as Volunteer Family of the Year during DEP's 20th Annual Recycling Achievement Ceremony. Find out more about The

What flows down the street, goes to the creek!

Bill Wydro during a litter patrol …And we have proof! Bill Wydro, a board members of the Regency Estates Citizens Association conducts periodic litter patrols

Working together to protect our streams

In 2009, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) embarked on a multifaceted effort to reverse decades of neglect and improve water quality and habitat

A DEP volunteer shares their experience!

Summer break is approaching briskly, bringing with it three months of freedom and revelry. Many kids are yearning for splendid vacations. A few, however, are

Montgomery County Celebrates Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week 2019

Adapted from Joan Smedinghoff's original article, "All of us have a hand in restoring the Bay," published on May 30, 2019. Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

Yellow Lance Mussel in Montgomery County!

Yellow lance mussel (Elliptio lanceolate) In 2015, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Biological Monitoring team found a yellow lance mussel (Elliptio lanceolate) while

2019 Storm Drain Art Contest Winners Announced!

2019 Storm Drain Art contest winners  Artist: Meera Barochia; Entry Title: Save the Bay; Category: Environment and Youth (for ages 16 and under only)   Artist:
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