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Glenora Tributary Stream Restoration

About the Project
The Glenora Tributary Stream Restoration repaired significant erosion along approximately 1,100 linear feet of stream that was threatening private property and public infrastructure and impairing water quality in the Watts Branch watershed. Throughout the project, staff worked closely with the community and the Department of Recreation and Parks in the design and construction phase to reduce the impact on the forest, wetland and recreation areas. 

Restoration activities included:
  • Restabilizing the stream banks to protect homeowner properties.
  • Redirecting the stream channel away from sewer infrastructure. 
  • Rehabilitating storm drain outfalls.
  • Wetland creation and native plantings to restore the stream's native habitat.

Stream valley between Hurley Avenue and north end of Bouldercrest Court 
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Site Maintenance
As part of an ongoing maintenance plan, the City will perform annual monitoring of the project site to ensure no major stream stability issues. In addition, staff will carry out invasive plant control and ensure native plant establishment for five years after project completion.

City of Rockville - Stormwater Fund
Maryland DNR - Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund 

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Glenora Tributary before restoration

BEFORE: Severe erosion in Glenora Tributary threatened private property and public infrastructure.

Glenora Tributary after restoratio

AFTER: Glenora Tributary has returned to a stable, healthy and natural habitat.