Water Stories

RainScapes Rewards Program Pausing for a Few Months

We want to thank all that have expressed interest in our RainScapes Rewards program this year. We have received a record number of rebate applications,

The Power of Scooping Poop

Have you ever heard of the Poop Fairy? No? Probably because there is no such thing. Pet owners across Montgomery County are responsible for picking

Becoming a Beekeeper

How did I get started? I got interested in beekeeping out of a desire to make a small benefit to our yard and neighborhood.  My

No One Wants Trashy Water: Pollution Prevention

What is the Problem?  Litter in our communities is detrimental local wildlife as it pollutes streams. Litter can be any piece of trash that is

Caring for Sligo Creek Walking Tour

County Green Streets and RainScapes Rewards projects in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood provided inspiration to representatives of local congregations who recently attended a walking

Monitoring Montgomery County’s Streams

Did you know that September 18th is World Water Monitoring Day? Biologists at a site (Summer 2019) Since 1995 Montgomery County has maintained a stream

Watershed Grants are OPEN!

Grant opportunity NOW OPEN for 501c3 nonprofits to protect water quality and reduce stormwater. The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection in partnership with the

Maintenance and Inspection of Stormwater Best Management Practices

A dry pond sand filter, a type of stormwater BMP. Did you know there are more than 17,000 Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Montgomery

Artistic Messages of Consciousness, Community, and Clean Water

Artist and Wheaton resident, Liz Murphy If you look closely, you will find many beautifully painted storm drains across Montgomery County with messages highlighting the

Stormwater Best Management Practices

August is water quality awareness month. At the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the Watershed Restoration Division’ entire focus is water protection year-round!
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