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About Sarah Davidson

Sarah is the Alliance's RiverSmart Homes Program Coordinator, based in Washington DC, where she coordinates stormwater projects and opportunities for community engagement throughout the city.

Position Announcement: RiverSmart Homes Program Assistant

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a qualified and motivated person to assist our coordination of the DC DOEE River Smart Program. About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance

Stormwater Symbiosis: A Look at the Bloomingdale Rebate Program as a Successful Example of Public-Private-Civil Society Partnership

Mutually Beneficial Relationships Flourish Institutions that embody symbiotic relationships between public, private, and civil society sectors have proven to be a successful model for the management of water resources across the globe. Their cooperative approach brings together a range of partners that can accommodate diverse community needs in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and

Spring 2016 RiverSmart Rain Garden Contractor Training

Image courtesy of Arthur Kay. The next free rain garden training for local landscape contractors will be held on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, 2016.  (In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the field session is Tuesday, June 14th). Who is eligible to attend? Everyone. You do not need previous experience

Permeable Paver Specialist Course (PICP)

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program Thursday, February 4, 2016, 8:00am – 5:30pm District Department of the Environment 1200 First Street, NE Washington DC The PICP Specialist Course provides permeable paver installation training and certification through the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). Discounted price: $245 (regularly $295). This course is intended for contractors who have experience

Free Paver Materials!!! Act Now to Transform Your Space and Contribute to a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay!

Hurry...transform your concrete parking pad or patio into usable, livable, permeable green or grey space, and get your free permeable pavers today! DC homeowner yard being fitted with environmentally friendly pervious pavers. The deadline for the Bloomingdale Rebate Program is quickly approaching. All projects must be completed by September 21, 2015. 

PICP Specialist Course

Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:00am-5:30pm District Department of the Environment 1200 First Street, NE Washington DC The Alliance is sponsoring a Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver (PICP) Specialist training event in partnership with Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). The cost of this training event is discounted from

Spring Forward… and Catch the Return of DC’s Bloomingdale Rebate Program!

The RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate program is back and better than ever! Following the success of last year’s rebate program, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has once again partnered with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to coordinate stormwater rebate projects on residential properties across the Bloomingdale Sewershed (land area in which the

Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9 am – 2.30 pm Anacostia Park, Section ESoutheast Washington, DC The Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit is a city-wide showcase that spotlights youth voice, demonstrates environmental literacy, and encourages stewardship for the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay; sponsored by the District Department of the Environment (DDoE), Watershed Protection Division,

Elementary Students Paint Rain Barrels in DC

Elementary School Grooms Future Environmental Heroes To Protect Its Local Stream Students at Langdon Elementary School in northeast Washington, D.C. have been busy hand painting over forty rain barrels for their community. As a participant in the RiverSmart Schools Program, Langdon Elementary has been working with partners at DDOE (District Department of Environment) since

RiverSmart Homes Garden Parties

Join us for locally-hosted Garden Parties throughout the Hickey Run Watershed in DC! Come see what completed rain gardens and pervious pavers look like! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been working with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) over the last five years to install rain gardens, pervious