Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 2015, Glen Waye Gardens Condominiums and Bethesda Green undertook three major methods to reduce Glen Waye's stormwater runoff:
Reforestation project: 60 native trees were planted.
Cisterns: 6 concrete pads and rainwater collection cisterns were installed.
Conservation landscaping: 23 shrubs, 692 perennials, and 254 grasses were added to the area.
Grant Award: $32,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust through the Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund administered by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Recipient: Glen Waye Garden Condominiums (Glen Waye)
Grantee: Bethesda Green
Partners: Montgomery County RainScapes, Tree Montgomery
Trees absorb a large amount of stormwater to replenish local aquifers.
Trees provide food and habitat for birds, pollinators, and small animals.
Trees are aesthetically pleasing which increases property values.
Trees clean the air and provide shade which reduces heat island effects.
Caption from images on marker:
Tree photos, left to right, top-bottom: White Oak; Black Tupelo (Gum); Swamp Oak; Red Maple; Redbud; Oak.
Logos at bottom of the plaque:
Montgomery County, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, Maryland
Erected 2016 by Glen Waye Gardens Condominium.
Location. 39° 3.687′ N, 77° 2.762′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Glenallen Avenue east of Greenery Lane. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Glenmont neighborhood. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cisterns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conservation Landscaping (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emerald Ash Borer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shorefield (approx. half a mile away); Regional Parks (approx. half a mile away); Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons (approx. half a mile away); Monarch Waystation (approx. half a mile away); During the Summer and Fall in 2002... (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Also see . . . Stormwater Management at Glen Waye Gardens. Video describing the program. (Submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Last updated on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.