Batchellors Run I & II Stream Restoration Project


As a part of the County's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the County collaborated with the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on a stream restoration project. Approximately 633.60ft of the Batchellors Run tributary just north of Chapel Hill Dr. was restored.


Batchellors Run Stream Restoration


Residents can also participate in the County's RainScapes Rewards program to install rain gardens, rain barrels, and other attractive stormwater management features on their property to help reduce pollution. The cost of installation can be partially rebated by the County through the program. The application for the RainScapes rewards program is available online.

Various public events were held throughout the project phases for residents to learn about the project  and to provide input on the design of the project. 




Map of Batchellors Run Stream Restoration
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Calendar of Public Events and Site Schedule*

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85% Design Plans

October 2011

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95% Design Plans

February 2012

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Initial Public Meeting

March 20, 2012 6:30 - 8:30p.m.

James Hubert Blake High School Cafeteria, 300 Norwood Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20905

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100% Design Plan

May 2012

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Community Stream Walk

December 1, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.

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Stream Walk A - West of Layhill Rd.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Meet in front of 1801 & 1805 Chapel Hill Rd. at 10:00a.m. We will walk to the upstream limit of the project. We will then walk along the stream towards Layhill Rd. where the walk ends at 11:00a.m.

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Stream Walk B - Golf Course East of Layhill Rd.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Meet at Northwest Park Golf Course lower parking lot at 11:15a.m. Proceed upstream towards Layhill Rd where the walk will end at Noon.

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Summer 2013
The project is planned for construction December 2012 to Summer 2013. The stream running through the golf course will be restored first, followed by the stream west of Layhill Rd.

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