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!