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Snowdens Mill and Falling Creek Stream Restoration

As a part of the county's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the county is collaborating with the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) on a Stream Restoration project. The restore is approximately 9,200 feet of the Snowdens Mill and Falling Creek Tributary to the Paint Branch stream, from Old Columbia Pike down to the confluence with Paint Branch.

Various public events will be held throughout the project phases for residents to learn about the project and to provide input on the design of the project. Check out Project Schedule at the bottom of the page for more information!

Snowdens Mill Stream Restoration


Project Status: In Design
Total Drainage Area: 423 Ac
Total Percent Impervious: 18%
Total Stream Project Length: 8,640 Ft
Estimate Costs: TBD
Monitoring: Yes
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Jim Cooper
Phone: (240) 499-8531

     *Information is subject to change

     Image of Snowdens Mill and Falling Creek

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Public Events and Project Schedule
Event Date / Time Location
Survey and Site Analysis February 2014  
Concept Design Plans May 2015  
Initial Public Meeting Winter 2015-2016 TBD
Revised Design Plans Spring 2016  
Community Stream Walk Summer 2016 TBD
Final Design Plans Fall 2016  
Construction Winter 2016 - Spring 2017  

*Project schedule is tentative and dates are subject to change.