Protect Ten Mile Creek

July 23rd, 2012 by Diane Cameron

Dear County Executive Leggett,

The Stormwater Partners Network, comprised of 22 organizations devoted to water quality protection and restoration in Montgomery County, has worked closely with your administration on clean water initiatives in the recent past. The Montgomery Countryside Alliance seeks to conserve the economic value and rural landscape of Montgomery’s Agricultural Reserve. We have appreciated the support of your administration in recent years for the protection of one of our County’s last, best creeks: Ten Mile Creek in Clarksburg. Ten Mile Creek is part of the Little Seneca Reservoir backup drinking water supply for the greater Washington, D.C. region, and as such needs added protection.

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Banking on Green

May 23rd, 2012 by Mike Smith

The American Society of Landscape Architects, American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, and ECONorthwest released a report last month titled Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide.  The study found that green infrastructure is the most cost-effective method of managing storm water runoff.    Benefits cited include:

  • Lower cost of green infrastructure, in addition to the reducing the damage of stormwater runoff
  • Reduced energy expenses– for example, green roofs reduce temperatures compared to conventional roofs and help decrease the strain on air conditioners.
  • Reducing flood damage
  • Cleaner water in streams and creeks, reducing threats to the public health

Stormwater Partners meeting May 8th

April 21st, 2012 by Diane Cameron
Dear Stormwater Partners,

It’s been awhile since we last met, and I’m organizing a meeting for early May.

Mark Symborski of the Montgomery Planning Dept. will brief us on the Environmental Site Design (ESD) aspects of the Zoning Code revision.  

The event will be held at ANS-Woodend on the evening of

Tuesday, May 8., from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. (Meeting starts at 7:30 pm)  

The address:  8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Agenda:  We will have our traditional potluck social hour from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:30 pm with announcements; then we will have Mark’s presentation and discussion from 7:45 to 9:00 pm.

Please RSVP to let me know you will be there, and what you will bring (beverages; main dishes; side dishes/ chips; and desserts are all welcome.)  And please forward this invitation to your list servs and active members.

Thanks,

Diane

Conservation Montgomery: Dance for the Trees April 28th

April 14th, 2012 by Mike Smith

 

Conservation Montgomery is hosting a dance party at Pathways Offices, 9339 Fraser Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910 on April 28th to raise money for tree planting in Montgomery County.
See http://www.conservationmontgomery.org/pdf/DANCE%20FOR%20THE%20TREES.pdf for information about it.  The flyer can also be found here.

Meeting With DEP Thursday 2/16

February 14th, 2012 by Diane Cameron

Dear Stormwater Partners and Friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This Thursday, February 16, the Montgomery County Stormwater Partners Network are meeting with DEP - including DEP Director Bob Hoyt and Watershed Division Chief Steve Shofar — at DEP’s large meeting room, from 7 pm to 9 pm (see location information and agenda below.)

I hope that you can join us for this meeting - we have a full agenda that will cover the waterfront on stormwater permit, funding, stream protection and related issues.

Please join us if you can, and RSVP to me (if you haven’t already) at dianecameron60@gmail.com.

Thanks very much,

Diane

Agenda for the Joint Stormwater Partners - DEP meeting on Feb. 16, 2012
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:  DEP’s “Ozone” meeting room, 255 Rockville Pike, Rockville MD 20850.

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