I talked about this a couple weeks ago, but the last of three open houses right here in our neighborhood is Saturday, May 31, 2014. 11:00a – 2:00p at 1926 Franklin Street NE (map). This house has already been through the program, so you can see for yourself exactly what you might qualify for.
You can read more about the RiverSmart Homes program on my blog post from last month or the official RiverSmart Homes website. It’s a great program! Basically, DC government will give you deeply subsidized rain barrels, flower beds, trees and even patio/driveway pavers. (the big picture of why they’re doing this is to clean up the Anacostia River. The more water that gets captured by trees, flowers and rain barrels on your property, the less pollutants go into the Anacostia River)
Here’s the flyer for the program (you may have gotten a version of this in the mail, it was about the size of a post card)