Department of Public Works has designed improvements to the Whetstone Run & Watkins Mill Run streams within Blohm Park. The construction phase of the improvements is scheduled to begin summer 2020 & continue into the winter. The project will realign Whetstone Run and reinforce both streams to minimize future erosion. Replanting the area with native trees and shrubs will begin once the new control structures are complete.
Note that Blohm Park will be closed during the construction.
The entrance to the construction site will be from Watkins Mill Road near its intersection with Windbrooke Drive.
Stream restoration projects are designed to meet a portion of the City’s water quality goals set by the Maryland Department of the Environment. By reinforcing & realigning the streams, less sediment will flow through our region’s rivers and into the Chesapeake Bay. Excess sediment in our streams & other bodies of water is harmful to aquatic life.
Public Virtual Meeting
A virtual public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. An overview of the project will be provided and there will be opportunity for questions. Details on how to view the meeting & how to provide comments, either in writing or live during the meeting, are available here.
Stream Restoration Project Example
Updated on 02/26/2020 12:14 PM
These photos serve as examples of a completed stream restoration project in Gaithersburg.