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Montgomer Co. given stormwater management funds

The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund has awarded the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection a $19.8 million grant to construct and carry out stormwater management projects in the Anacostia River and Rock Creek watersheds.

The grant will fund 15 urban stormwater management projects, including restoring streams, adding rain gardens, revamping stormwater ponds, and creating both dry and wet grass channels to filter polluted runoff. The projects — some of which are currently underway — will support the retention and creation of an estimated 140 jobs.

The projects are being coordinated with other local, state and federal agencies.