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As a part of the county's effort to protect our waters, the neighborhood surrounding Judson Road was selected for a Green Street project to help reduce stormwater pollution flowing into Joseph’s Branch, a tributary to Rock Creek. The community was built in the 1940's and 50’s before advances in modern stormwater management.

In 2005, portions of the Joseph’s Branch were restored and this green street project will help protect that investment and our water quality. Green Streets projects generally involve installing small-scale stormwater practices within the county owned right-of-way to capture water from roadways and sidewalks during storms. By doing so, the County is able to capture stormwater at its source, reduce the flow and velocity of water reaching our streams, thus reducing pollution and erosion.

The Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills Green Streets project includes over 60 small scale projects that have been identified throughout the neighborhood. The projects planned in the neighborhood include tree boxes, bioretention gardens and rain gardens. Residents can utilize this website to learn about the project and get up to date information.

 

Glenmont Forest Green Streets Overview Map

Glenmont Forest Green Streets Overview Map
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Glenmont Forest Virtual Public Meeting Presentation on 5-6-20 Video (English)

Glenmont Forest Virtual Public Meeting Presentation on 5-6-20 Video (Spanish - COMING SOON)

Glenmont Forest Virtual Public Meeting Presentation on 5-6-20 (english)

Glenmont Forest Virtual Public Meeting Presentation on 5-6-20 (spanish)

Glenmont Forest Green Streets Home

Project Designs, Maps, and Plans

Maintenance

What You Can Do


What are residents saying about Green Streets projects in their neighborhoods?

Everyone thinks the project is great so thanks for all your hard work. We appreciate it.
- Breewood Resident

I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the completed rain garden. Our property borders the garden and we receive comments on how nice it looks all the time. Passing neighbors are always telling us that they love it. We believe it has increased the value of our property.
- Portland Pl resident

The project is overwhelmingly positive. It’s also nice to know that the county is contributing to the long-term cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Lanark Way resident

My house backs up to these and I expect it to be a great selling point when that time comes.
- Breewood Resident

We weren't sure how we would like the new look and whether parking or driving would be affected. It was fascinating to watch, once the work was completed we waited eagerly for a heavy downpour. When it came, we watched with delight as dirty water flowed into the rain gardens and clean water flowed out!
- Portland Pl resident

We love the rain gardens that adorn our streets and we are very pleased to give up asphalt and have lots of greenery instead.
- Renfrew Rd resident

I originally thought it would become a pond to breed mosquitoes, but this has not been the case. The water clears out within a day or two after a heavy rain. My kids love running out to watch it fill up and flow during a storm. The county will come and maintain it and have so far been very responsive to any concerns we have had.
- Dennis Ave Resident

We have actually taken ownership of the garden now and will pick up any trash we see (which is rare). Our neighbors on the other side of the garden feel the same way. The garden has been there for a year now and we have all been pleasantly surprised with how it looks and works.
- Portland Pl resident

 

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Public Events and Site Schedule

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Preliminary Site Assessment

October 2013

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Public Meeting # 1

March 12, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm
Wheaton High School - All Purpose Room (cafeteria), 12601 Dalewood Dr, Silver Spring, MD

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Draft Designs

Spring 2016

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Public Meeting # 2

July 26, 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Arcola Elementary School, 1820 Franwell Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902 (see flyer below)

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Community Walk

July 30, 2016, 9:00am; 1:00pm
Judson Rd (see flyer below)

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Public Meeting #3 - Virtual Open House

May 6, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Final Plans Completed

Fall 2020

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Construction

Winter 2021 - Spring 2022

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