Water Stories

Celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week June 3-11

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week takes place this year from June 3 to 11 and is a time to celebrate the cultures, history and natural beauty

Invasive Aquatic Alert!–Two Horned Trapa

Two Horned Trapa reporting--Please help us! If you are around any ponds in Montgomery County, or anywhere else in Maryland, Virginia, or elsewhere, please report

Your “green” spring to-do list!

From the spring peepers calling to the daffodils in bloom, the earliest signs of the spring are all around us! With spring right around the

Does your HOA have a pet poop problem?

Your HOA may be eligible to participate in the County Pet Waste Management Program! The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is partnering with

Civic engagement opportunity: join the County’s Water Quality Advisory Group!

Montgomery County is seeking applicants for the Water Quality Advisory Group. The Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group (WQAG) provides recommendations to the County Executive

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

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
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