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Bel Pre Creek Stream Restoration


As a part of the County’s effort to help reduce sediment input which pollutes our streams and enhance aquatic habitat, the County has initiated a Stream Restoration project . Approximately 2,700 linear feet of Bel Pre Creek between Leisure World and the Argyle Country Club has been designated for restoration. This area was identified in the  Anacostia River Watershed Restoration Plan (.pdf, ) as a priority for restoration.




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. To learn more about how the County restores streams, please visit the County’s webpage on  Stream Restoration Techniques .


How Can I Help?

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.



Map of the Bel Pre stream restoration project



Public Events and Project Schedule*

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Survey and Site Assessment

Spring 2013

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Preliminary Site Assessment

Summer 2013

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Public Meeting

February 2014
Strathmore Elementary School - 3200 Beaverwood Ln. - Silver Spring

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Concept Design Plans

September 2014

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Interim Design Plans

July 2015

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Public Meeting

November 17, 2015 @ 7:00pm
Strathmore Elementary - All Purpose Room-3200 Beaverwood Ln., Silver Spring (PDF, 742KB) Meeting Flyer

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Community Stream Walk

December 2015
On Site

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Final Design Plans

December 2018

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Spring 2019/Summer 2020

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




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