Water Stories

Want to green your HOA? Follow our tips for a smooth process

For those of us who live in communities with a Homeowners Association (HOA), we know that it can be a challenge to jumpstart new community projects.

BioBlitz 2017: fifth graders exploring nature, observing critters, and sharing findings

On June 7th, students from Clarksburg Elementary School attended a BioBlitz event collaboratively organized by Montgomery County DEP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Parks

Creative thinking: using art to educate about storm drains and the Bay

Happy Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week! This week, DEP is focused on educating residents about the Chesapeake Bay and how we can all help protect this vital

#AreYouBayAware? Celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week!

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Councilmember Craig Rice will proclaim the second week in June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week in Montgomery County. The

GreenFest to have a special focus on engaging kids

Saturday, May 6th Festival to Feature a ‘Kids Pavilion’, Art and a Stream Maze. The third annual Montgomery County GreenFest is set for Saturday, May

Montgomery County officially declares April as Earth Month!

Before the Montgomery Council session on Tuesday, April 18th, Council President Roger Berliner announced a countywide proclamation that declared April as Earth Month. In attendance

Teaming up to take back drugs - and protect water quality!

This spring, DEP is partnering with the Montgomery County Police to host a safe and free event that will allow residents to anonymously dispose of

Looking for critters: How DEP monitors our streams in spring

The approach of spring brings a new sampling season for biological monitoring along with it. Between March 1st and April 30th, DEP will visit more

DEP Stories: Even fish need help moving

One of the secondary benefits of stormwater ponds - after storing and cleaning stormwater runoff - is that the ponds create wildlife habitat. They serve

Storm Drain Art Contest: Cast Your Vote!

The submission period for the 2018 Storm Drain Art Contest has ended and we received 68 entries! Thank you to all the artists who entered. A panel of
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