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)
As you may be aware, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has a program called ‘RiverSmart Homes’ which offers incentives to District of Columbia homeowners interested in reducing stormwater pollution from their properties.
But – because of the large impact our area has on the Anacostia – we’re getting some special offers to in order to increase participation in our area! Hickey Run Heros is named after Hickey Run, which is the name of the creek that is underground in Langdon Park and runs mostly underground until it comes above ground in the Arboretum and then flows into the Anacostia.
The program offers most DC homeowners deeply discounted runoff-friendly landscaping and rain barrels, but if you live in the purple area below, you may be eligible for EVEN MORE DISCOUNTS.
Don’t believe me? Come see for yourself! DDOE is holding 3 open houses at homes that are already taking part in the program, and right here in our neighborhood! If you’re interested, make sure to come by one of these events:
April 26 – 11:00a – 2:00p at 3004 25th Street NE
May 10 – 11:00a – 2:00p at 1817 Hamlin Street NE
May 31 – 11:00a – 2:00p at 1926 Franklin Street NE
But you don’t have to wait for one of these events to sign up for this really great program, fill out the (short) application online today!
View a PDF of the Hickey Run Flyer Above