Over many years and decades, ineffective stormwater management has become a leading cause of the degradation of District waterways like the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, and smaller tributaries such as Rock Creek, Watts Branch, and Oxen Run.
Green infrastructure offers a host of benefits such as improved water quality and increased climate resilience. Additionally, it extends beyond our natural ecosystem to increase community resilience and even financial opportunity.
When we hear the word “infrastructure”, pipes and concrete often come to mind. But what if infrastructure looked like green gardens and lush trees, collecting stormwater when it rains and providing shade on sizzling summer days?
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