Tag Archive: monitoring

Monitoring Montgomery County’s Streams

Did you know that September 18th is World Water Monitoring Day? Since 1995 Montgomery County has maintained a stream monitoring program. As a result, the program has tracked water quality

Monarchs on the move

In recent years, a combination of food and habitat loss has resulted in a 90% drop in Monarch butterfly populations.  Guest blogger Ann English shows how you can help revive these
Image of Jamie, a Montgomery County Stream Steward, taking care of an oyster cage.

Oyster gardening

Stream Stewards care about the watershed and help out when they can. I am a Montgomery County Stream Steward as well as an oyster gardener for The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Image of a groundlevel plant, named phlox, blooming pink flowers. The phlox was planted within a County rain garden.

Rain gardens have sprung to life

Rain gardens along the roadsides in the County are springing to life—finally!  What a strange winter and delayed spring. We’re seeing the fresh green shoots and spring flowers emerge in