Rock Creek Conservancy advocates on public policy issues and projects or activities that support our mission of restoring Rock Creek and its parklands as a natural oasis for all people to appreciate and protect. As our membership represents a broad cross-section of residents across political interests, we are nonpartisan in our activities. We do not endorse any one political party or candidate, but rather work with government officials at the local, state, and federal levels to improve conditions in Rock Creek and Rock Creek Park.
Depending on your location, advocacy opportunities may vary, so we encourage you to join our email list to stay in-the-know!
Montgomery County, Maryland
In Montgomery County, Rock Creek flows through parkland land administered by the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. Furthermore, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has environmental responsibilities in our watershed.
In addition, you can find your elected representatives in Montgomery County using the map below. Click the box in the upper left corner of the map to toggle different options that allow you to view your state or federal representatives.
Update and Improve the Forest Conservation Act
We stand behind HB0599/SB0365. This legislation will plant one acre of forests for each acre that is chopped down, reduce exemptions for energy facilities and utility lines, and provide more flexibility for fee programs for counties and municipalities. Tell your legislators "more trees, please!"
Phase Out Polystyrene Foam Food Packaging Across Maryland
Did you know styrofoam is one of the most common forms of litter in Maryland? We stand with Trash Free Maryland and support the phase out of polystyrene foam food packaging across the state. Eliminating foam puts us one step closer to more fishable and swimmable water. Download a fact sheet here so you can contact your legislators and tell them you support this change!
Washington, DC and Rock Creek Park
The primary agency in the District of Columbia concerning Rock Creek is the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). The National Park Service (NPS) oversees Rock Creek Park, a national park located entirely within the District of Columbia. For more information or to express your concerns about matters related to the park, click here.
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