Watershed Restoration Capital Improvement Projects

Watershed Studies

All of the watersheds within Frederick County are assessed by identifying, ranking, and grouping potential opportunities to fulfill the MS4 permit requirements for watershed restoration.

Currently, the Office of Sustainability and Environmental resources (OSER) has the remaining three watershed Studies underway within the Catoctin Creek, Double Pipe Creek, and Potomac Direct Watersheds.  It is anticipated these Watershed Studies will be completed by February 2019. OSER would like your feedback on these assessments to ensure we captured all potential opportunities. Once these assessments are ready for review, we will send a public notice through various media sources including our Newsletter and will be posted here on our Documents for Review page!

Capital Improvement Projects

In order to improve stream health, OSER implements the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) through projects identified and ranked in our Watershed Studies. These construction-type projects, such as stream restorations and pond retrofits, allow the County to better manage and treat stormwater runoff.

The following projects are actively in the design phase for construction:

  • Fifteen (15) Urbana Pond Retrofits
  • Little Hunting Creek Stream Restoration
  • Twelve (12) County-owned Stormwater Management Projects 
  • Point of Rocks Stream Restoration and Pond Retrofit

Another tool of OSER’s CIP is the Creek ReLeaf Program. Visit the page for more information on how you can have trees planted on your property!

Here are some of the projects we have completed to date:

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