Water Stories

Montgomery County PLOGGING Challenge!

  What is plogging?? It started as a fitness trend in Sweden! People organized picking up trash while jogging to better enjoy their route. They

Montgomery County Installs First Trash Trap!

  The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is excited to announce our first Trash Trap successfully installed in the Anacostia Watershed!   Photo Credit: Anacostia

An interview with experts: Are backyard mosquito sprays safe and effective?

We get a lot of questions and concerns about backyard mosquito sprays. We interviewed two experts to learn more about the risks. Each year, more

Department of Environmental Protection 2021 Year in Review

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released its 2021 Year in Review video with department highlights! The video features DEP’s Acting Director

Public Invited to Stream Restoration Webinar Series

Stream restoration is a complicated and passionate debate for many and can even be quite polarizing. It is not a black and white subject and

Unclog the Bay: Keep your neighborhood storm drains clean!

Have you noticed a storm drain in front of your home or business, school, or house of worship? Take these SIMPLE ACTIONS to make a

Anacostia Watershed Survey

We Want to Hear from You The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is working to improve the way we communicate with our residents. We are

Pollution Prevention Week- Stormwater Management Facilities

Tools in the fight against plastic pollution:   Did you know that stormwater management facilities can often keep plastics out of the Chesapeake Bay?  

Stream Critters - Yellow Lance Mussel

Introduction Can animals that look like rocks and are capable of trickery and bloodsucking have a positive effect on water quality? What if those same

Stream Critters - Marbled Salamander

Introduction Marbled salamanders are marvelous critters. These thin-skinned, cold-blooded salamanders - and frogs and toads - survive winters without coats. That’s amazing. Salamanders can lose
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