Working Together to Strengthen DC’s Green Job Workforce

“No other city that I know of has convened a meeting like this,” expressed Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities, commenting on the DC Workforce Development and Green Jobs Roundtable that was created by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environment and the National League

Alliance Hosts Green Infrastructure Trainings en Español!

During September, the Alliance hosted two green infrastructure trainings taught entirely in Spanish. Through key partnerships with DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment and the non-profit EcoLatinos, participants at both the rain barrel and rain garden trainings were able to leave with increased stormwater knowledge, technical know-how for the successful installation of stormwater best

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

RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate Program Wraps Up 2015 With Biggest Project Yet

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church parking lot surface before pervious pavers were installed The 2015 RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate Program came to a close on September 30th, marking another successful year of capturing stormwater runoff from residential properties in Washington, D.C. and preventing polluted stormwater from entering local streams and rivers.  For two years,

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

RiverSmart Rebate – Revamped

In a continued effort to improve our programs, the RiverSmart Rebate has received a facelift! To streamline the application process and make it easier for homeowners, we have eliminated the requirement to register through the DC Green Up website. While we still encourage homeowners to use Green Up DC as a project planning tool, website

RiverSmart Homes, 1000 Stormwater Reduction Projects

Rain garden installed through RiverSmart Homes program in District Ward 3 The RiverSmart Homes Program has successfully completed its 1000th stormwater reduction project!   RiverSmart Homes has been installing rain gardens, BayScapes, and replacing impervious surface since 2009. We are incredibly proud of this milestone and are thrilled that DC homeowners remain excited

RiverSmart Homes Program, Getting RiverSmart-er

The RiverSmart Homes Program has been having a terrific year. There have been 254 stormwater management projects completed in 2012 thus far, with installations continuing through mid-December.  50% of those projects completed were BayScaping projects. BayScaping is a local term coined to refer to landscaping with plants that are native to the Chesapeake Bay

RiverSmart Rebate Program Coming this Spring

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is will be announcing a new incentive program for District of Columbia residents this spring, the RiverSmart Rebate Program.   In addition to the popular RiverSmart Homes program, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), in partnership with the Alliance, is implementing an additional approach to help