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.
RiverSmart Washington Construction Update
The District Department of Transportation has announced that it is in the final approval process for awarding the construction contract for the streetscaping work in the MacFarland and Lafayette neighborhoods. Construction is due to begin in early April 2014.
There will be two public pre-construction meetings- one in each neighborhood- after the contract is awarded but before construction starts. The meeting for the Lafayette neighborhood will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Chevy Chase Library. The meeting for the MacFarland neighborhood will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Petworth Library.
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