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, Peter Pan Run/Bush Creek watershed (includes Urbana, Monrovia, Ijamsville and downtown New Market) 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.
Eligible landowners for this program must reside in Frederick County's Upper Monocacy Brook Trout, Peter PanRun or Potomac Direct watersheds.
Applications If you live in one of our targeted areas, please click a link below for an application:
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.
For More Information
If you have questions or would like more information about the Neighborhood Green programs in Point of Rocks or Bush Creek please email Suzanne Cliber or call 301-600-7414. If you need more information about the Neighborhood Green Program in the Upper Monocacy Brook Trout Watersheds please email Jeff Feaga or call 301-600-1350..
The Neighborhood Green Program initiative is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.