At 10:30 AM on June 6, 2018, Rock Creek Conservancy will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their latest green infrastructure installation: The Crabbs Branch Conservation Landscaping Project. Attendees will hear speakers from the Conservancy, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The ribbon cutting itself will be followed by a tour of the gar-den led by ecological landscape designer, Darlene Robbins.

The Crabbs Branch Conservation Landscaping Project is the latest of Rock Creek Conservancy’s com-munity based green infrastructure initiatives. With this and similar projects throughout the Rock Creek watershed, the Conservancy aims to stop stormwater run-off before it can harm Rock Creek.

Rock Creek Conservancy’s Crabbs Branch Conservation Landscaping Project is the latest effort in a growing chain of the group’s small-scale green infrastructure initiatives. The project, which broke ground in May of 2018, can be found in Derwood, MD, where a concentration of runoff from hard surfaces like driveways and streets led to a flooding in a grassy common area of a local homeowners’ association. With funding from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and designs by ecological landscape designer Darlene Robbins, the Conservancy was able to facilitate the successful installation of this landscape.

For more information about this event please contact:

Katy Cain – Communications Manager – Rock Creek Conservancy –