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Woodlawn 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 2,000ft of the Woodlawn tributary, also known as the Sandy Spring tributary, from north of Ednor Rd., in between Snowden Woods Ln. and Alexander Manor Dr. will be restored. The restoration project includes stabilizing eroded streambanks, restoring stable habitat, creating wetlands, and reforesting around the stream.

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 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.

Woodlawn Stream Restoration


Project Status: In Construction
Total Drainage Area: N/A
Total Percent Impervious: N/A
Total Stream Project Length: 2,000 Ft
Estimated Cost: TBD
Monitoring: No
Watershed: Anacostia River
Contact: Jennifer St. John
Phone: (240) 777-7740

      *Information is subject to change

     Image of Woodlawn Area

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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 - 8:30 p.m. James Hubert Blake High School Cafeteria, 300 Norwood Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20905
100% Design Plan May 2012  
Community Stream Walk May 15, 2013 / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet just south of 16600 Alexander Manor Dr. on the left (at entrance to Stormwater Pond), Silver Spring, MD
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)
February 2012 Detailed Engineering Plans (not final) (PDF, 2.28 MB)
March 2012 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 1.73 MB)
  Presentation (PDF, 23.54 MB)
  Project Fact Sheet (PDF, 4.31 MB)
May 2012 Detailed Engineering Plans (PDF, 5.54 MB)
  Full set Upper Northwest Branch (PDF, 73.84 MB)
May 2013 Meeting Announcement Flyer (PDF, 710 KB)
  Woodlawn Info Packet (PDF, 2.89 MB)
  Stream Walk Exhibits (PDF, 25.17 MB)