Tree-Safe Rain Garden

 

Project Location: Chevy Chase, MD

Problem: Stormwater runoff from Woodend, a 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD that serves as headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society, was impacting neighboring property and adding to pollution in nearby Rock Creek. Design challenges included the site’s historic registration, steep slope and existing mature trees.

Contact Information
Eliza Cava | eliza.cava@anshome.org | 301-652-9188
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St. Camillus Church Green Infrastructure Retrofit

 

Project Location: Silver Spring, MD

Problem:  Members of St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring noticed muddy brown water flowing across the church’s driveway and parking lot during heavy rains.  Soil from nearby hillsides was being washed into storm drains and into the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, and ultimately into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Contact Information
Jodi Rose | Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake | jodi@interfaithchesapeake.org | 410-609-6852
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Breewood Stream Restoration

 

Project location: Silver Spring, MD

Problem:  Breewood Stream receives most of its flow from four storm drains that convey stormwater runoff from surrounding neighborhoods.  Flowing unmitigated into the creek, stormwater was eroding the streambanks and carrying pollutants such as pesticides and fertilizers.  In addition, Breewood Stream suffered from exposed sewer lines and fish passage blockages along its length.

Contact Information
Ryan Zerbe | ryan.zerbe@montgomerycountymd.gov
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Sligo Park Hills Green Neighborhood

 

Project location: Silver Spring, MD

Problem:  Sligo Park Hills, a neighborhood in Silver Spring, was experiencing severe flooding and erosion during rain events, with portions of speed bumps breaking away and washing down the street.  Road debris, silt, and pollutants were washing into Sligo Creek, which feeds into the Anacostia River. 

Contact Information
Kit Gage | kgage@verizon.net | 301-587-7442
The bioretention project under construction. Credit: Kit Gage, President of Friends of Sligo Creek.
The bioretention area that replaced the old central drain pipe. Credit: Kit Gage, President of Friends of Sligo Creek.
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