Prince George’s County and the City of Bowie, Maryland are receiving Federal grant
funding to prepare a Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) for the Western Branch
Watershed. The WRAS project area encompasses about 71,420 acres (112 square miles).
As part of the WRAS project, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is
providing technical assistance, including preparation of a watershed characterization – a
compilation of available water quality and natural resources information and identification of
issues – and two field studies of on-the-ground conditions. The County and City will use
information generated in these efforts as they draft their Watershed Restoration Action Strategy.
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Updated on April 29, 2004