RiverSmart Washington is an environmental initiative designed to combine attractive, cost-effective landscaping with innovative streetscaping methods to help reduce stormwater pollution in Rock Creek. The program is currently being tested in two local neighborhoods and, if successful, may be replicated throughout the District. The RiverSmart Washington program operates under a public-private sector partnership led by the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Rock Creek Conservancy (formerly FORCE--Friends of Rock Creek's Environment), DC Water, LimnoTech, and Casey Trees.
NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS ON SEPTEMBER 15 and 22, 2013
Join a neighborhood walking tour of RiverSmart Washington projects. On September 15, 2013, meet at the corner of 33rd and Quesada Streets, NW, at 2 PM. On September 22, 2013, meet outside of the Petworth Library at 4200 Kansas Ave, NW, at 2 PM. This is an excellent opportunity to view finished projects for homes and businesses, to ask questions about "green landscaping" and to learn about opportunities to participate in District programs to reduce runoff and protect Rock Creek.
Click here to see the design plans for streetscaping on the DDOT Dashboard
Click here to read a DDOT RiverSmart Washington Fact Sheet
Click Here to Read RiverSmart News Stories
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