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Forest Estates Green Streets

As a part of the County's effort to protect our waters, Forest Estates was selected for a Green Streets project to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams. Green Street projects generally involve installing small-scale stormwater practices within the County's right-of-way to capture water from roadways and sidewalks during storms.

Residents within the Forest Estates project area can also help reduce stormwater pollution by installing a stormwater practices on their property through the County's Targeted RainScapes Neighborhood program.

Various public events will be held through out 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: Completed (2012)
Total Drainage Area: TBD
Total Percent Impervious: TBD
Total Stream Project Length: N/A
Estimated Costs: TBD
Monitoring:  No
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Jennifer St. John
Phone: (240) 777-7740











 *Information is subject to change


       Image of Forest Estates Project Limits

     To download, click (PDF, 196 KB).


Project Schedule and Documents

The project is in its final grading/planting stage as of June 2012. The County installed the LID facilities concurrently with the Department of Transportation's (DOT) roadway maintenance and/or rehabilitation work from late November 2011 to April 2012. 


Public Events and Project Schedule
Event Date / Time Location
Initial Public Meeting March 16, 2011 / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sligo Middle School 1401 Dennis Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910
Landscaping Plan April 2011  
Concept Design Plan April 2011  
Field Walk April 16, 2011 / 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Inwood Avenue Bridge, Inwood Ave & Woodman Ave Forest Glen, MD 20902
60% Design Plans September 2011  
90% Design Plans November 2011  
Community Walk June 16, 2012 / 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Inwood Avenue Bridge, Inwood Ave & Woodman Ave. Forest Glen, MD 20902
Construction Spring 2012  

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


Document and Design Plans
March 2011 Public Meeting - Background and Goals of this LID Project (PDF, 1.14 MB)
  Public Meeting - LID practices proposed in Forest Estates (PDF, 4.58 MB)
April 2011 Neighborhood Maps (PDF, 971 KB)
  Landscaping Plans (PDF, 5.82 MB)
  Field Walk - Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 212 KB)
  Map of Forest Estates Proposed LID Locations as of April 2011 (PDF, 252 KB)
  Examples of Low Impact Design (LID) Fact Sheet (PDF, 621 KB)
  Examples of Plantings for RainGardens and/or Bioretention Areas (PDF, 3.87 MB)
September 2011 60% Stormwater Management Retrofit Report (PDF, 50.68 MB)
  60% Map of proposed LID locations (not final) (PDF, 12.63 MB)
  60% Revised Detailed Engineering Plans (not final) (PDF, 17.14 MB)
  Geotechnical (Soils) Report (PDF, 5.14 MB)
November 2011 Forest Estates Exhibit for Homeowners (PDF, 4.43 MB)
  90% Design Revised Stormwater Management Retrofit Report (PDF, 42.21 MB)
  90% Design Revised Detailed Engineering Plans (PDF, 57.04 MB)
June 2012 Community Walk - Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 846 KB)
  Forest Estates Green Streets Brochure (PDF, 1.05 MB)