Tag Archive: Stormwater

Rainwater Harvesting & Reducing Stormwater Runoff

Environmental Stewardship & Going Green Workshop Series How can we act as environmental stewards to take care of God’s creation? What does the Bible say about our duties as environmental stewards of God’s creation? What is rainwater harvesting and how can it fulfill our duties as environmental stewards? How does limiting stormwater that flows out

DEP Completes $19M Bay Restoration Grant

We’ve all driven over the American Legion Bridge and seen the muddy Potomac River after a rain storm.  Ever wonder what it would take to reduce over 600,000 pounds of sediment pollution from flowing into the Chesapeake Bay each year (that’s about 22 dump truck’s full of dirt)?  Probably not, huh?  Well, Montgomery County Department
Lewy family at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Volunteer Champions: The Lewy Family

    The Lewy Family was recognized as Volunteer Family of the Year during DEP’s 20th Annual Recycling Achievement Ceremony. Find out more about The Lewy Family in our series, Volunteer Champions.   Super Family, Super Volunteers   Vivian and her son, Issac, a rising high school freshman and her twin daughters Adrienna and Brienna,

What flows down the street, goes to the creek!

…And we have proof! Bill Wydro, a board members of the Regency Estates Citizens Association conducts periodic litter patrols of his neighborhood. One area routinely checked is Snakeden Creek, next to the entrance of the Regency Estates community swimming pool. There are 2 approximately 7’ diameter culverts that go under Gainsbourgh Road and open into

Working together to protect our streams

In 2009, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) embarked on a multifaceted effort to reverse decades of neglect and improve water quality and habitat conditions in a small tributary to Sligo Creek called the Breewood tributary. Breewood Watershed Located east of Wheaton at the intersection of University Boulevard and Arcola Avenue, the Breewood watershed

Stormwater Summit for Montgomery County Homeowners

Learn more about how Montgomery County residents can play a vital role in improving water quality in local streams and rivers, and also help beautify their properties while saving money! Attendees will hear about the County’s RainScapes stormwater management incentive program, where homeowners can receive rebates for rain barrels, pervious pavement, rain gardens, and other

Yellow Lance Mussel in Montgomery County!

In 2015, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Biological Monitoring team found a yellow lance mussel (Elliptio lanceolate) while conducting a fish survey on the Hawlings River. The yellow lance mussel is a freshwater mussel that is sensitive to water quality and can be found in clean, moderate flowing streams. Their population have declined

Celebrating the Army’s 49th commemoration of Earth Day in Adelphi

The United States Army Garrison Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) is an active 207-acre U.S. Army research and development facility located in Adelphi, Maryland and is part of both Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. The campus includes 40 buildings totaling 1.1 million square feet of space including research/laboratory facilities, utility plants, maintenance yards, fabrication shops,

Register for a spring RainScapes training course!

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 barrels, rain gardens and conservation landscaping. These are extremely popular, so don’t miss out! Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop Workshop Dates and Times: Thursday,

The Montgomery County green infrastructure stormwater tour was a big success!

Chesapeake Awareness Week was the first week in June and the celebration kicked off with a Stormwater Tour! On May 31st, two busloads of landscape architects, designers, engineers, and environmental professionals took a three hour tour of green infrastructure sites, soils, and plants. The sites are managed by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),