Volunteer to Help Our County Waterways



Volunteer Opportunities

Plogging Challenge

Want to pick up litter in your own neighborhood on your own time? Join our plogging program! Volunteers receive free supplies to do neighborhood cleanups anytime. For more information and how to register, visit the plogging page.


Upcoming Events

Our Volunteers in Action:



Organize a Community Cleanup

Storm Drain Marking

Storm drain markers help educate the public about our storm drain system. In Montgomery County the storm drains go directly into our rivers. Stormwater carries pollutants such as litter, pet waste, fertilizers, leaking autofluids, or anything that ends on the ground directly into our waterways through storm drains.

The storm drain markers are installed quickly and easily using permanent adhesive. Help change behavior by organizing a storm drain marking project. Get support from the County’s Storm drain Marking Program to remind people that street litter flows directly into local waterways and organize your own storm drain marking event. Materials are provided via the Storm Drain Marking program.


Image of storm drain marker.


Storm Drain Art

The Storm Drain Art program uses art to educate the public about the connection between our storm drains, streams and the Bay. 

So far, storms drains have been painted at high visibility areas such as the Kensington and Aspen Hill Libraries, the White Oak community center and a couple of private storm drains.  

All storm drain art must be done under the direction of the Department of Environmental Protection. For additional information about the Storm Drain Art program, email Stream.Stewards@montgomerycountymd.gov



Adopt a Road

Montgomery County's Adopt A Road (AAR) program encourages residents and businesses in the County to participate in a community activity by keeping our roadsides litter free.

Currently there are more than 1,000 volunteers who have adopted over 350 road segments, cleaning over 600 miles of road in an effort to Keep Montgomery County Beautiful.