Water Stories

Join DEP in celebrating Earth Month!

Each year, in honor of Earth Day, April 22, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hosts, and participates in, an array of activities

The EPA Administrator is coming to GreenFest!

The 2nd annual Montgomery County GreenFest is fast approaching (only 2 months away!), and the schedule is being rolled out online.  The biggest scheduling news

No charts, less water: Greener orthodontics in Montgomery County

Anyone who has ever visited a dentist or orthodontist knows how resource-intensive those businesses can be. But conservation is still possible. Just ask the experts

Green streets drive runoff in the right direction

Its name may evoke something out of a children’s story, but green streets are entirely concrete. The green street is one of the innovative ways

Outdoor classroom beautifies Seven Locks Elementary School

When the brand new Seven Locks Elementary School building opened in 2012, people were excited. The modern facility in Bethesda was more than welcome after

Trees for Sacred Places: People of faith restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed one tree at a time

Montgomery County congregations, faith based retreat centers and schools are being good stewards of the earth by planting trees through the Trees for Sacred Places

It's autumn, take a hike....on the Caching the Rain Geotrail!

Fall is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature - the changing leaves, the crisp air, fall festivals, hiking along a trail, you

Montgomery County wins nationwide stormwater management award

Montgomery County was one of six recipients of the new national municipal stormwater and green infrastructure awards at the 88th Annual Water Environment Federation (WEF) Technical

Our Trash Trawl discovery: Inspiration and hope

On a recent Saturday, I went out on the Chesapeake Bay with my 15 year old daughter, Lillian, for a “trash trawl,” gathering water samples

Healthy plants, healthy streams: Upgrading County stormwater ponds

Ponds can provide great places to relax, have a picnic, or watch for wildlife. Most ponds in Montgomery County also act as filters to help
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