Water Stories

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

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and DEP receive joint BUBBA Award for innovation!

First, what exactly is a "BUBBA Award"? BUBBA is an abbreviation for Best Urban Best Management Practices in the Bay. Administered by the Chesapeake Stormwater

Your "green" spring to-do list!

From the spring peepers calling to the daffodils in bloom, the earliest signs of the spring are all around us! With spring right around the

Local Grants: Engaging volunteers, beautifying a community and solving problems

In 2015, Bethesda Green received a $32,000 grant to help Glen Waye Garden Condominiums address some stormwater runoff concerns.  During this year long project, community

Does your HOA have a pet poop problem?

Your HOA may be eligible to participate in the County Pet Waste Management Program! The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is partnering with

Empowering places of worship to build and expand in Montgomery County

On November 9, 2016, more than 100 members of Montgomery County ’s faith community took part in an Open House for places of worship to

You're Invited! Greenbriar Local Park soon to open in Potomac

Join us for the grand opening of Greenbriar Local Park on Saturday, November 5th from 11 am - 1 pm! Greenbriar Local Park, located at
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