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Play an active role in making Montgomery County a better place!

Volunteers are needed at local community groups, nonprofits and "greens" to participate in clean-ups, attend local events as a representative of the organization and join leadership teams.  Find the group that most interests you and is in your community. 

Community Greens 

Image of Silver Spring Green Montgomery County’s neighborhoods each have their own personality and history. Similarly, each community has to deal with unique environmental challenges, ranging from watershed pollution to increased development. The problems are different and so are the solutions.

Groups of county residents are leading the charge to face these challenges. They have formed “community greens”– small nonprofits or volunteer groups focused on developing projects that promote sustainable living, green businesses and the health of people and the environment.

Bethesda Green

Green Gaithersburg


Poolesville Green

Silver Spring Green


Watershed Groups

Image of Eyes of Paint Branch volunteers


Montgomery County Watershed groups were created by everyday citizens.  Each groups’ mission is to protect a local watershed located right here in Montgomery County.

Local watershed groups work in specific areas of the County to clean and maintain local rivers and streams.  They educate local communities on the importance of protecting local waters.  In addition, they encourage everyone to adopt good practices to protect water quality.


Do_Not_Pollute Sign


Eyes of Paint Branch

Friends of Cabin John Creek

Friends of Sligo Creek

Little Falls Watershed Alliance, Inc.

Muddy Branch Alliance

Neighbors of Northwest Branch 

Rock Creek Conservancy

Seneca Creek Watershed Partners

Watts Branch Alliance



Nonprofit Organizations

There are numerous organizations in the County who are committed to maintaining a healthy environment. Many of them are looking for volunteers, and all are interested in sharing their mission with you.  


Conservation Montgomery

Montgomery County Forest Board

Montgomery County Sierra Club

Anacostia Watershed Society

Patuxent Riverkeeper

Potomac Conservancy


Local Groups

The Anacostia Watershed Society

Anacostia Watershed Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Audubon Naturalist Society

Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter – Izaak Walton League of America

Greater Sandy Spring Green Space, Inc. (Hawlings River and Northwest Branch, Anacostia)

Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)

Lois Green-Sligo Chapter - Izaak Walton League of America

Rockville Chapter – Izaak Walton League of America

Wildlife Achievement Chapter – Izaak Walton League of America