Water Stories

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:

Earth Month 2019

This year, Earth Day will be celebrated on Monday, April 22nd. It is a day held to demonstrate and promote environmental awareness and calls for the

Help us vote for the People’s Choice winner for the 2019 Storm Drain Art Contest!

The 2019 Storm Drain Art Contest art submission time ended in February.  We received 14 entries!  The artists blended art with an educational message to

Register for a spring RainScapes training course!

The RainScapes program offers low-cost trainings to residents of Montgomery County, MD who are interested in using their property to improve water quality and provide habitat

Smells like success! We installed our 100th pet waste station

The County's Pet Waste Management Program is happy to announce that 100 pet waste stations have been installed at Homeowner Associations throughout the County.   The

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

This holiday season, gift outside the box!

The act of giving is one of the best traditions of the holiday season. It builds bonds and shows your loved ones how you care
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