Montgomery Launching Video Challenge to Celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is engaging residents for Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week by encouraging video submissions to show support and enthusiasm for clean water and the beauty of the Bay.

Montgomery County is reminding residents that all waterways in the area eventually run into the Chesapeake Bay. DEP is asking that interested residents submit short videos showing their enthusiasm for the environment based on a daily theme each day from June 5th through June 13th, 2021. Winners will be selected based on the number of social media likes, and will be eligible for prizes.

 This year’s Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week themes are:

  • Saturday, June 5: On the Water
  • Sunday, June 6: Parks and Trails
  • Monday June 7: In Your Backyard/Neighborhood
  • Tuesday, June 8: In Your Home
  • Wednesday, June 9: Community Service
  • Thursday, June 10: Connecting with Cooking/Food
  • Friday, June 11: Museums and Historic Locations
  • Saturday, June 12: Volunteering and Community Engagement
  • Sunday, June 13: Environmental Stewardship

Videos for this year’s challenge can be posted on the DEP Instagram page or emailed to  And videos will be shared on DEP’s social media and website. Residents can also tag the department in a post @MyGreenMC.

“It may not feel like we touch the Bay here in Montgomery County but, the Bay is all around us,” said DEP Director Adam Ortiz. “All of our streams in Montgomery County are part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that flows into the Bay. No matter where you are in the County, you are connected to this beautiful resource.”

For more information, view the press release, or visit DEP’s website.