Water Stories

Plastic Free July

Choose to Refuse Single-Use Plastics The human population is producing and discarding plastic items at an alarming rate. Microplastics, those tiny pieces of plastic such

Fresh Faces: Meet the Newest Staff Members of DEP

  DEP Welcomes Six New Members Six new staff joined DEP and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board. They come from

Clean Water Art Contest Winners!

Every year we host an art contest to help us with educating Montgomery County residents on the importance of protecting our communities and local waters

Montgomery County celebrates the Nation's largest estuary with Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week (June 6th-14th)

    Bay Bridge From upstate New York to southern Virginia, and West Virginia’s panhandle to eastern Delaware, June 6th-14th is a time for us

DEP Live! #EarthDay2020

  Thank you for joining us for DEP's biggest virtual event! On April 22nd we hosted an all-day live stream event to celebrate the 50th

DEP's Earth Month Goes Online!

Celebrate the 50th-Anniversary of Earth Day   This year, Earth Month events are going to look a little different as we stay at home during

Sustainable Plumbing Options for Your Garden

Since we are living in the age of scarce natural resources and climate change, we must make an effort to recycle, repurpose, reuse, and conserve

CBT and DEP Award $650,000 for 8 Water Quality Projects

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) recently awarded $650,000 in grant funding to eight organizations to improve

Plan Now for Garden Success

With the holidays behind and the slower pace of winter taken hold, this is a great time to reflect on your garden goals for the

Watershed Restoration Division - 2019 Highlights!

The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's
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