Protecting the Watershed in Potomac

Protecting the Watershed in Potomac

More than $370,000 in grants approved to improve water quality and manage stormwater runoff.

Friends of Cabin John Creek is one of 13 organizations to receive grants from the Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The $370,756 in grant funding aims to improve water quality and help manage stormwater runoff in Montgomery County.

The following projects were approved through the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration and Outreach Program:

  • Friends of Sligo Creek, $15,000: Support effort to expand a citizen-based pollution reporting system, Water WatchDogs.

  • Rock Creek Conservancy, $38,000: Develop the Rock Creek Park in Your Backyard program to educate homeowners about stormwater prevention.

  • Anacostia Riverkeeper, $27,685: Create program to provide stormwater management outreach and to install cisterns at three faith-based organizations.

  • National Wildlife Federation, $51,557: Provide educational workshops and promote the RainScapes Program on congregational grounds in Montgomery County.

  • Bethesda Green, $32,000: Educate residents and create a stormwater demonstration project at Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums.

  • Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, $31,256: Engage faith-based organizations in tree plantings on their grounds to increase urban tree canopies.

  • Sandy Spring Friends School, $49,997: Develop public outreach program and campus-wide volunteer project to install rain gardens, rain barrels and pet waste stations to manage stormwater runoff.

  • Montgomery Housing Partnership, $20,000: Support the volunteer Glenville Green Club, install a conservation landscape project and educate local residents about their role in watershed restoration.

  • Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc., $26,331: Support stormwater design efforts and citizen engagement workshops at the educational center.

  • Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council, $15,000: Create a stormwater management education video and awareness materials to educate organizations and the public.

  • Friends of Cabin John Creek, $42,000: Support an outreach coordinator, fund stormwater installation projects by the Potomac District of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America to citizen groups in four targeted neighborhoods.

  • Carderock Springs Citizens Association, $11,930: Support efforts to advance community outreach for the RainScapes program, provide neighborhood workshops and a permeable pavement demonstration project.

  • Muddy Branch Alliance, $10,000: Support program design and development of a County Watershed Stewards Academy to educate and empower resident watershed stewards.