Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for the water quality of more than 1,500 miles of local streams and rivers in the County that eventually feed into the Chesapeake Bay. Our main goal is to minimize the impacts of urban stormwater by:
- Restoring impervious area not treated to current standards;
- Implementing a robust inspection and maintenance program for more than 10,000 stormwater facilities in the County; and
- Educating the more than 1 million residents and thousands of business owners on how to minimize their impacts on their local waterways.
Montgomery County is a leader within the state and Country on aggressively implementing watershed restoration using green infrastructure (GI) and other innovative stormwater treatment techniques. Our GI initiatives provide sustainable stormwater management, more livable communities, and the creation of a skilled green workforce.
DEP has a number of Green Infrastructure programs including our Green Streets Program (http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/water/green-streets.html) and Rainscapes Rebate Program (www.rainscapes.org).
Green Infrastructure Construction, Inspection and Maintenance Training
The first round of training on GI construction, inspection and maintenance was held in Nov 2016 for the Dec 2016 exam. Training for green infrastructure construction, inspection, and maintenance will be available again for eligible Montgomery County residents in Fall 2017 for the November 2017 exam. Please contact Amy Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on current and future trainings.
The next NGICP exam will be administered in the DC metro area on November 14, 2017 to Montgomery County residents that complete the training referenced above. Please contact Amy Stevens at email@example.com for information regarding the exam.