Water Stories

No One Wants Trashy Water: Pollution Prevention

What is the Problem?  Litter in our communities is detrimental local wildlife as it pollutes streams. Litter can be any piece of trash that is

Monitoring Montgomery County’s Streams

Did you know that September 18th is World Water Monitoring Day? Biologists at a site (Summer 2019) Since 1995 Montgomery County has maintained a stream

Introducing the #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge!

  In celebration of Storm Water Awareness Week, October 18-24, 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will launch the   #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge in partnership with the Montgomery County

Watershed Grants are OPEN!

Grant opportunity NOW OPEN for 501c3 nonprofits to protect water quality and reduce stormwater. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with the

Maintenance and Inspection of Stormwater Best Management Practices

A dry pond sand filter, a type of stormwater BMP. Did you know there are more than 17,000 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Montgomery

Artistic Messages of Consciousness, Community, and Clean Water

Artist and Wheaton resident, Liz Murphy If you look closely, you will find many beautifully painted storm drains across Montgomery County with messages highlighting the

Stormwater Best Management Practices

August is water quality awareness month. At the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the Watershed Restoration Division’ entire focus is water protection year-round!

Explore County’s water quality restoration work through interactive map and learn ways to save money!

Green Street project on Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring, MD This past June, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) developed an interactive web map

Streams of Consciousness: Knowing Where Our Stormwater Goes

Many storm drains in Montgomery County lead straight to streams, which then feed into larger streams and rivers and eventually lead to the Chesapeake Bay.

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
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