Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

Extreme stream makeover: 3 local creeks are transformed

3 stream makeovers that make us wish every tributary in our region was given special treatment.

Thankfully, more makeovers are on the way as local counties are investing in stream restoration to combat polluted runoff, the top threat to clean water in our region. Learn what one local county is doing to help their streams and earn some serious bragging rights. #BestStreamInTown

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Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

Take Action: Save Montgomery County’s clean water funding

In a rare move, Montgomery County Council Executive Ike Leggett just vetoed $50M that was committed to  local clean water programs. It’s time to Get Vocal to defend clean water in Montgomery County!

Submit your comment today and tell your local leaders to quit playing politics with our water.

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Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Streets all over the DMV are turning green. Why?

Have you noticed? Green streets are sprouting up in neighborhoods across the DMV.

From rain gardens to permeable pavement to roadside trees, “green streets” are doing more than boosting curb appeal. Learn more about this new landscaping trend and how it just might save the Potomac.

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Exercise your right to clean water in November

Exercise your right to clean water in November

Don't let others make clean water decisions without your input!

The headlines day in and day out may be all about the White House, but casting your vote at the local level is just as important!

Learn why local elections matter for clean water and how your elected officials can prevent polluted runoff from degrading our streams and rivers.

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State Delays put Montgomery County Clean Water Permit In Limbo

State Delays put Montgomery County Clean Water Permit In Limbo

Today's post comes to us from Danila Sheveiko, Former Co-Chair, Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group. Danila explores the reasons why the County's 5 year clean water permit may be delayed, putting at-risk local efforts to reduce polluted runoff in the County's streams and rivers.

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Be a Voice for Clean Water – Help Save Maryland’s Ten Mile Creek!

Be a Voice for Clean Water – Help Save Maryland’s Ten Mile Creek!

Montgomery County, Maryland is home to one of the most pristine waterways in the Chesapeake Bay region: Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg Town Center. But this important natural resource is in trouble.

Long-time development plans threaten to strip healthy forests and habitat surrounding the Creek, removing important natural defenses and water quality protections.

On March 4, Montgomery County Council will vote and decide whether to restrict future development activities along the Creek.

If you live in Montgomery County and would like to stand up for local water quality protections, tell your Montgomery County Council representatives to save Ten Mile Creek before March 4!

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