Environmental Services

Stream Cleanup

Gaithersburg supports a healthy, productive environment with clean air and clean water. The role of Gaithersburg's environmental program is to understand environmental concerns, develop strategies, and make decisions consistent with the City's Mission and Strategic Plan that protect and enhance our environmental resources.

Throughout all of our activities, an underlying principle is the realization that every aspect of our environment and environmental health is interrelated. Air pollution affects water quality; impervious surfaces impact groundwater recharge and stream flows; solid waste management affects air and water quality; and noise pollution impacts quality of life. Environmental quality and our ecosystem impacts extend beyond the City of Gaithersburg's boundaries. Solutions to many environmental problems, such as ground level ozone, must consequently address issues on a broader scale that includes all of Montgomery County and the entire metropolitan Washington area. Therefore, the environmental protections attained by the City of Gaithersburg benefit not just the residents of Gaithersburg but all residents in the immediate area.

Sustainable Maryland Certified Maryland Green RegistryEPA Green Power Partner

Energy & Green Building Incentives

Gaithersburg residents may be eligible for select energy and green building incentive programs offered by federal and state agencies and utility companies.

Environmental Affairs Committee

Advises on environmental issues, promotes environmental education and outreach activities, monitors county, state and federal statutes and regulations for impacts on City operations, and explores new environmental initiatives.

Environmental Awards

Recognizing and showing appreciation for those who give back to the community to improve and conserve the environment.

Environmental Master Plan

Fulfilling the sensitive areas requirements of the Planning Act as well as address the health of the urban environment and public welfare considerations.

Green Month

Participate in activities that celebrate and improve the environment during Gaithersburg Green Month.

Mosquitoes in Gaithersburg

Encouraging residents to be proactive in taking steps to control mosquito populations and eliminate the places where they can breed.

Rainscapes Reward Program

Assisting citizens improve stormwater runoff conditions on their property by installing natural drainage projects.

Stormwater Management Program

To protect our local waterways and increase public awareness about how daily activities can affect water quality to improve water quality in our local streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Team Up to Green Up

Volunteers can partner with the City to adopt parks and streams in an effort to clean up and improve our environment.

Watershed Planning

Learn more about the City’s efforts to improve water quality through a holistic planning process.