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Sherwood Forest Stream Restoration

As a part of the County's effort to help reduce stormwater pollution that drains into our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the County is collaborating with the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on a stream restoration project. Approximately 2,904ft of the Sherwood Forest tributary from Locksley Rd. to where the stream intersects with the mainstem of Northwest Branch will be restored. The restoration project includes stabilizing eroded stream banks, restore stable habitat, create wetlands, and reforest around the stream.

Various public events will be 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. 

Sherwood Forest Stream Restoration


Project Status: In Construction
Total Drainage Area: N/A
Total Percent Impervious: N/A
Total Stream Project Length: 2,904ft
Estimated Cost: TBD
Monitoring: No
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Jennifer St. John
Phone: (240) 777-7740

      *Information is subject to change.

       Image of Sherwood Forest Stream Map

     To download, click (PDF, 394 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 7, 2012 / 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Westover Elementary School Cafeteria, 401 Hawkesbury Ln., Silver Spring, MD
100% Design Plan May 2012  
Community Stream Walk May 21, 2013 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet at Locksley Ln. where the stream crosses under the road. 
Construction Summer 2013  

*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)
  Sherwood Plan Maps with Adjacent Properties (not final) (PDF, 4.41 MB)
February 2012 Detailed Engineering Plans (PDF, 2.41 MB)
March 2012 Presentation (PDF, 25.14 MB)
  Project Fact Sheet (PDF, 440 KB)
May 2012 Detailed Engineering Plans (PDF, 6.53 MB)
  Full Set Upper Northwest Branch (PDF, 73.84 MB)
May 2013 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 809 KB)
  Sherwood Forest Project Info Packet (PDF, 5.10 MB)
  Stream Walk Exhibits (PDF, 21.63 MB)