Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood

Glen Echo, Edgemoor, Brookdale, Westgate, Glendale, West Chevy Chase, Drummond, Sangamore, Green Acres, Glen Cove, Fort Sumner, Westmoreland Hills, Friendship Heights, Kenwood, Sumner, Chevy Chase Village, AU Park, Spring Valley, Somerset, Glen Mar Park, Kenwood Forest, Wood Acres - these are just some of the many neighborhoods connected by the Little Falls watershed.

Located in densely populated area of NW Washington DC and lower Montgomery County, Maryland, the 9 square mile Little Falls watershed is home to three creeks - the Little Falls Branch, the Willett Branch and the Minnehaha Branch. While most of the area is houses and business, the 160 acre Little Falls Stream Valley Park runs through the heart of the watershed as does the popular Capital Crescent bike trail.  We also have seven other small recreation areas.

The flowing waters, natural spaces, and wildlife make our neighborhoods beautiful.  However, the choices we make everyday impact their health and the sustainability of the creeks, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

The Little Falls Watershed Alliance mission is to protect this fragile environment.   We run over 40 events each year, plenty of opportunities to do your part and help in our efforts to repair the water, restore the land, revive our woods and clean our parks. We invite you to join us in stewardship of our watershed.

Vision for the Willett Branch in the Westbard Sector

Westbard Sector: A New Life for the Willett Branch 


There is a creek in the Westbard Sector and the Master Plan has a vision to naturalize it creating a green ribbon through the sector, a show case for the county.  

Today, the Willett Branch runs through the area in a concrete lined channel. The walls of the channel are covered in graffiti and the banks are trashed. It is truly an eyesore.

However, it doesn't have to remain this way. With the new Sector Plan, it will be a beautiful amenity to the area.  LFWA is working hard to make sure that the plan for the park is brought to fruition.  Click HERE to learn about the Westbard Self Storage and the first piece of property to be dedicated to the new park!  Click HERE to learn about Regency One's plans for development at  Westbard Shopping Center.




Slide show photo credits: David Kathan, Fool-on-the-Hill