Protecting waterways through landscaping

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The Chesapeake Bay is one of the area’s greatest resources, and a local organization is taking steps in Montgomery County to make sure it stays clean. 

Wednesday morning, the Rock Creek Conservancy cut the ribbon on the Crabbs Branch landscape project which is about more than planting some nice foliage.

The goal is to stop pollution from running into the waterways. The landscaping has already proven to be useful, helping to prevent flooding from recent heavy rain. 

“It will slow down and allow that water to soak in before it heads down to Crabbs Branch. Before, when that water just rushed through, it would run down to Crabbs Branch and into Rock Creek and eventually onto the Potomac,” said Jeanne Braha, executive director of the Rock Creek Conservancy. 

This week is Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. 

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