A RainScape is a landscape or design technique that helps reduce stormwater runoff from individual properties. They prevent stormwater and pollution from flowing into storm drains, which lead to streams. As one of the voluntary program branches of Clean Water Montgomery (CWM), the RainScapes program is essential to CWM’s success. The RainScapes Rewards Rebate program provides a cost-share approach to achieving on site retrofits that benefit clean water and is open to properties in Montgomery County outside the municipalities of Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park. Each project icon explains more about the type and has links to other resources.


Types of Projects


Want to see project examples or what others have done? This is the place to go. RainScapes has a collection of videos and other multimedia resources to help residents, commercial properties and institutions better understand stormwater and how a RainScapes project can help their property and the environment.

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Project Maps

Want to know where RainScapes projects have been installed? Explore our project map to learn more about the thousands of projects that have been installed throughout the County by individuals and communities just like you.

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