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Batchellors Run East Stream Restoration Project

As a part of the County's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the County collaborated with the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on a stream restoration project. Approximately 633.60ft of the Batchellors Run tributary just north of Chapel Hill Dr. was restored.

Batchellors Run Stream Restoration
Residents can also participate in the County's RainScapes Rewards program to install rain gardens, rain barrels, and other attractive stormwater management features on their property to help reduce pollution. The cost of installation can be partially rebated by the County through the program. The application for the RainScapes rewards program is available online.

Various public events were held throughout the project phases for residents to learn about the project  and to provide input on the design of the project. Go to the "Project Schedule and Documents" tab for more information.


Project Status: Complete
Total Drainage Area: N/A
Total Percent Impervious: N/A
Total Stream Project Length: 633.60ft
Estimated Cost: TBD
Monitoring: No
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Jennifer St. John
Phone: (240) 777-7740

      *Information is subject to change


     Map of Batchellors Run Stream Restoration   

      To download, click (PDF, 317 KB)


Project Schedule and Documents


Public Events and Project Schedule
Event Date / Time Location
85% Design Plans October 2011  
95% Design Plans February 2012  
Initial Public Meeting

March 20, 2012         6:30 - 8:30p.m.

James Hubert Blake High School Cafeteria, 300 Norwood Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20905
100% Design Plan May 2012  
Community Stream Walk December 1, 2012  10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.                                                
Stream Walk A - West of Layhill Rd. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Meet in front of 1801 & 1805 Chapel Hill Rd. at 10:00a.m. We will walk to the upstream limit of the project. We will then walk along the stream towards Layhill Rd. where the walk ends at 11:00a.m.
Stream Walk B - Golf Course East of Layhill Rd. 11:15 a.m. - 12:00p.m. Meet at Northwest Park Golf Course lower parking lot at 11:15a.m. Proceed upstream towards Layhill Rd where the walk will end at Noon.
Construction Summer 2013 The project is planned for construction December 2012 to Summer 2013. The stream running through the golf course will be restored first, followed by the stream west of Layhill Rd.

*Project schedule is tentative and dates are subject to change.


Document and Design Plans
October 2011 Detailed Engineering Plans (not final) (PDF, 48.63 MB)
February 2012 Detailed Engineering Plans (not final) (PDF, 2.74 MB)
March 2012 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 1.73 MB)
  Presentation (PDF, 23.54 MB)
  Color Exhibits with Design Plans and Example Photos (PDF, 15.46 MB)
  Project Fact Sheet (PDF, 4.43 MB)
May 2012 Batchellors Run Site Plans (PDF, 5.40 MB)
  Full Set Upper Northwest Branch (PDF, 73.84 MB)
December 2012 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 545 KB)
  Batchellors Run Project Info Packet (PDF, 2.56 MB)
  Stream Walk Exhibits (PDF, 15.52 MB)