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.
Rock Creek Park, with its many streams and deep valleys, is a wonderland of bridges. Some of the spans were considered engineering marvels in their time. Often the architects and sculptors combined to create works of art that just happened to cross a creek.
With its forest, water and meadow habitats, Rock Creek Park is home to a wide variety of creatures. Over time, they have ranged from ancient mastodons and Colonial Era bison to recent coyote sightings.