Tour the Upper Watts Branch Stream Restoration

Join City of Rockville staff for a tour of the Upper Watts Branch Forest Preserve Stream Restoration from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

The project, completed in 2018, enhanced and restored over 2,000 linear feet of stream, protected public utilities, and re-established forested wetland habitat. It won second place for Best Stream Restoration in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s 2021 Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards. Better known as the BUBBAs, the program bestows the prestigious regional awards every other year on stormwater projects using BMPs, or best management practices.

The walk will meet at the dead end of Azalea Drive, near Aster Boulevard. Be prepared to walk on forested trails. Sturdy closed-toed shoes and bug spray are recommended. All attendees must bring a face covering and follow the latest Montgomery County guidelines regarding face coverings and social distancing.
RSVP to by Monday, Sept. 13.

Can’t make it to the walk? Take the updated Upper Watts Branch Stream Virtual Tour at

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