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Stream Critters – Giant Stonefly

Introduction Picture this: an ancient adult stonefly lands on a stegosaurus. The stegosaurus doesn’t notice. The stonefly is looking for a mate, not a huge dinosaur, and it flies away.

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 up their pet’s waste when

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

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! The Watershed Restoration Division is

The 7th annual H2O Summit is Saturday

You’re invited to the H2O Summit this Saturday in Rockville! This free event is focused on connecting residents, nonprofit organizations and government agencies together to share ideas and programs focused on
Image of workshop attendees assembling a rain barrel.

Sign up for a RainScape Training

The RainScapes program offers low-cost trainings to residents of Montgomery County, MD who are interested in using their property to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife.  RainScapes, include rain
Image of three high school volunteers removing invasive species.

High School WEED Warriors

We originally found out about the WEED Warrior program through the C and O Canal National Park.  The reason we got involved with this program is because of our field
Photo of families with a map of Montgomery County watersheds at the H2O Summit

H2O Summit in Photos

The H2O Summit was held Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Gaithersburg, MD. It was a huge success with participants from community environmental groups, government agencies, families and schools. We hope