Staff Blog

GSI Maintenance: Connecting with the Community

DC’s Department of Energy and Environment has partnered with The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to maintain over 350 public Green Stormwater Infrastructure practices otherwise known as Best Management Practices, or BMPs for short.

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Bringing Clean Water and Green Jobs to DC

The gardens in DC are dormant in January, but the landscape maintenance crews are not. Without weeds to pull or perennials to maintain, the crews can tackle larger maintenance tasks, and we can provide trainings.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Invasive Species Management

There are plenty of different ways invasive species spread, and a control tactic that may work for one species may be unwise to use on another. Familiarize yourself with the management and maintenance techniques that are known to work for a specific invasive.

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Restoring Wetlands at Cedar Point Wildlife Management Area

Wetlands are crucial to the health and resiliency of the Bay in a time of rapidly changing climate. Climate change is also extending periods of wet and dry cycles. In times of drought, groundwater stored by wetlands can be critical in sustaining our native plants and animals. In times of extended rainfall, that same storage capability prevents or lessens flooding of our communities and important infrastructure.

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A goose peeking over the top of a wattle fence.

Are You Wasting Your Yard Waste?

Are you wasting your yard waste? Learn how to start using your yard waste as a resource to help your yard flourish, enhance your soil, and reduce your carbon footprint.

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What’s Poppin’? Phenological Fun: Winter Oyster Mushroom

Winter oyster mushrooms, one of the most widely cultivated wild mushrooms, can be found in woodlands throughout North America except the Pacific Northwest.

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Navigating Clean Water Challenges in New York

New York plays a vital role in implementing upstream solutions for downstream issues.

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Beneath the Surface: Water Quality Monitoring

Our Water Quality Monitoring Initiative works to provide technical expertise, training, and resources in order to engage diverse partners to collect and share water quality data.

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Celebrating a Great Year of Green Infrastructure

The end of 2023 brings us to the close of another fabulous year of green infrastructure in Washington, DC! “‘Tis the season for stormwater management” is how the carol goes, right?

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Focusing on the Future, and Envisioning a Bay for All

With every year that our Chesapeake community works together to restore clean water to our rivers and streams, we learn more.

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