Montgomery Group

Welcome to the Montgomery County Group of the Maryland Sierra Club!  See the links on the left for more information about our group, as well as a calendar which lists upcoming group events.  New members are always welcome, and we look forward to meeting you soon.


 

December 2014

Rainwater becomes polluted runoff as it washes over the built environment picking up chemicals, bacteria, trash and sediment.  Polluted runoff is a major factor pushing many of our state’s waterways – including the Chesapeake Bay - to the brink of death. That is why the federal Clean Water Act requires jurisdictions to protect and restore rivers and streams[DC1] by reducing and eliminating polluted runoff -- and why property owners pay a Water Quality Protection Charge, a.k.a. ‘stormwater fees’ to fund this longtime federal mandate.

                                     

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