Water Stories

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 –

Montgomery County receives a $1,000,000 grant for watershed restoration projects

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently awarded the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection a $1,000,000 Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund

The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant Program is now OPEN!

The Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Grant program, offered by the Montgomery County Government and the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is now accepting proposals to

Montgomery County stormwater summit for homeowners

On June 6 the Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) hosted a Montgomery County Stormwater Summit for Homeowners at Brookside Gardens

Know Your Blooms: Swamp Milkweed

Have you noticed the blooms of swamp milkweed? Starting in June, swamp milkweeds flowers start opening in sunny habitats in the County, such as wet

The Montgomery County green infrastructure stormwater tour was a big success!

Chesapeake Awareness Week was the first week in June and the celebration kicked off with a Stormwater Tour! On May 31st, two busloads of landscape
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