Water Stories

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

Raining Rebates! RainScapes has dramatically increased its rebate amounts

The RainScapes program is now awarding increased Rewards Rebates for residential, commercial and institutional property owners who implement efforts to help control stormwater runoff. For

Rain gardens dedicated at Olney Elementary School

The Department of Environmental Protection collaborated with Montgomery County Public Schools to install three gardens at Olney Elementary School. The new gardens were dedicated during

Lands Green, Waters Clean: Butterfly and Bay Friendly Garden Tour

This free self-guided tour is open to anyone interested in seeing what butterfly and Bay-friendly gardening looks like. The tour features the Woodland Hills Home

Blue Spotlight On: The Muddy Branch Watershed

DEP’s Blue Spotlight On series is a new feature for residents to learn about the County’s local watersheds.This is the second blog in the Blue

The Muddy Branch Alliance helps keep our waters clean – and wants to get you outside to enjoy them

Did you know that the Muddy Branch stream runs for more than 12 miles, from Gaithersburg High School all the way to the Potomac –
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