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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Conservation Landscaping

Project Summary

Conservation Landscaping Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
1. Conservation Landscaping Marker
Inscription. 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, 592 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
Conservation Landscaping: 600 square feet of landscaping was installed, as well as groundcover for the reforestation plan.

  •  Storing water for later reduces watering costs for the community and reduces cost of landscape maintenance.
  •  Invasive plants reduce biodiversity in our ecosystems and often replace important native species. By including native plants whenever possible in the landscaping, we are providing important sources of food and habitat for local wildlife and encouraging biodiversity.
  •  About 85
Conservation Landscaping Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 12, 2018
2. Conservation Landscaping Marker
percent of invasive woody plant species in the US were introduced for landscape or ornamental use, and about 5,000 species have escaped into natural ecosystems.

Glen Waye Gardens:
2305 Greenery Lane Plant List, 10/30/16

•Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin' - Oakleaf Hydrangea
•Iliex glabra - Inkberry
•Itea virginica 'Little Henry' - Virginia Sweetspire
•Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant' - Globe Arborvitae

•Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation' - Little Bluestem
•Sporobolis heterlepsis - Prairie Dropseed

•Amsonia hubrichtii - Threadleaf Bluestar
•Aquilegia Canadensis - Wild Columbine
•Asclepias tuberosa - Butterflyweed
•Baptisia australis - Wild Indigo
•Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb' - Threadleaf Tickseed
•Helenium autumnale 'Salsa' - Sneezeweed
•Liatris spicata - Gayfeather
•Penstemon digitalis - Hairy Beardtongue
•Pycnanthemum muticum - Mountainmint
•Rudbeckia fulgida - Orange Coneflower

Caption for images on marker:
Plants, left to right: Virginia Sweetspire; Little Bluestem; Wild Columbine; Orange Coneflower; Hairy Beardtongue; Mountainmint; Wild Indigo.

Logos at bottom of the plaque:
Glen Waye Gardens Condominium on Greenery Lane
Bethesda Green
Montgomery County, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Tree Montgomery
Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, Maryland
Erected 2016 by Glen Waye Gardens Condominium.
Location. 39° 3.742′ N, 77° 2.961′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Greenery Lane east of Layhill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. In the Glenmont neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2305 Greenery Lane, Silver Spring MD 20906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cisterns (within shouting distance of this marker); Reforestation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emerald Ash Borer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shorefield (approx. 0.6 miles away); Regional Parks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons (approx. 0.7 miles away); Monarch Waystation (approx. ¾ mile away); DC Area Sniper Victims Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Categories. Environment
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on January 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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