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 completed the remaining Watershed Studies for Catoctin Creek, Double Pipe Creek, and Potomac Direct Watersheds. The assessments were advertised in the Frederick News-Post and were available for a 30-day public comment period on the County website per permit requirements, which ended on June 30, 2019. No comments were received

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.

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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