Neighborhood Green

About the Program
Frederick County's Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER)'s expanded Neighborhood Green Program helps landowners the Potomac Direct (Point of Rocks) watershed and Upper Monocacy Brook Trout watersheds (Myersville, Thurmont, northwest Frederick) control storm water runoff and reduce pollutants from entering our local waterways feeding into the Chesapeake Bay by implementing best management practices like rain barrels, rain gardens, conservation landscaping and tree plantings. Polluted storm water affects the water that we use for drinking, swimming and fishing, and contributes to stream erosion. Implementing these actions will also attract birds and pollinators while beautifying your property and they will have a beneficial and lasting impact on our stream and watershed health.

Neighborhood Green is a special initiative in Frederick County's Green Homes Challenge under the Green Leader Challenge. Participating in Neighborhood Green will earn you points towards your household's Green Leader Certification.

Get Involved
Eligible landowners for this program must reside in Frederick County's Upper Monocacy Brook Trout or Potomac Direct watersheds.  

If you live in one of our targeted areas, please click a link below for an application: 

Neighborhood Green Potomac Direct Watershed (Point of Rocks)
Neighborhood Green Upper Monocacy Brook Trout Watersheds  (Myersville, Thurmont, northwest Frederick)

Our limited grant funding excludes us from expanding the program countywide at this time, but we hope to do so in the future. However, all interested landowners in Frederick County are encouraged to submit an interest form at this time. Our educational workshops are always open to the public and often there are other resources we can provide for those outside of our priority areas.

A Neighborhood Green Workshop for homeowners in the Potomac Direct Watershed will be held on February 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the Point of Rocks Community Center.    Registration is required.   Please email Suzanne Cliber to register.  

For More Information About the Neighborhood Green Program
If you have questions or would like more information about the  Neighborhood Green programs please email Suzanne Cliber or call 301-600-7414.  

The Neighborhood Green Program initiative is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.