July 6, 2022

New Glenmont Forest ‘Green Streets’ Project to be Dedicated

New Glenmont Forest ‘Green Streets’ Project to be Dedicated

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will join the Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association (GFNCA), the Grandview Circle of Opportunities, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Impact Silver Spring and other organizations and residents to dedicate the Glenmont Forest Community’s new “Green Streets” project and celebrate the return of the Glenmont Forest Community Block Party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 10.

The DEP Green Streets project was completed in June after a year of construction. The Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills Green Streets project is comprised of 53 small-scale projects, which include tree boxes, rain gardens and other types of landscaping designed to filter or infiltrate stormwater runoff. Unique to the project will be interactive signage that includes an educational challenge throughout the community.

The community was built in the 1940's and 50’s before advances were developed in modern stormwater management. As a part of the County's effort to protect waters, the Glenmont Forest and Wheaton Hills neighborhood was selected for a Green Streets project to help reduce stormwater pollution flowing into nearby Joseph’s Branch, a tributary of Rock Creek.

For more information on the Glenmont Forest Green Streets project, visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/restoration/glenmont-forest.html.