Rock Creek Blog
Splashing through Rock Creek with water lapping at your car's hubcaps used to be both a delight and a danger for area drivers.
Rock Creek Park was designed to be a wilderness in the city. That is a challenging ecology to protect.
Thank you to the Montgomery County Council, the County Executive, and all of you who stood up for Rock Creek! On January 20, the Council passed a bill that will ban the use and sale of most polystyrene products in Montgomery County. Furthermore, the bill requires the use of recyclable or compostable single-use disposable food service ware such as plates, cups, and eating utensils. Nearly 80% of Rock Creek is located in Montgomery County, and polystyrene products make up as much as a third of the trash found and collected in and around the creek. Rock Creek Conservancy and its supporters helped push for this important legislation. We encourage you to thank the entire Council for their action.
The name Dumbarton has been part of Rock Creek history for more than 300 years—dating back to a plot of land called Rock of Dumbarton.
Many legendary performers played the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. But the stage was created to celebrate DC—and American—history.
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- B is for Bridges
- A is for Animals
- Rock Creek Park A-Z: Introduction
- Kojo Nnamdi Show Features Rock Creek Park Today!
- Finding Common Ground in Rock Creek Park
- Finding Peace in Rock Creek Park
- The Cycle of Life
- Victory for Montgomery County Trees
- Vote for Meridian Hill
- Doing Our Part to Keep Trash Out of the Ocean