Thursday, April 29, 2010
On April 19, a plan was released that details a clear path to restore and revitalize the entire Anacostia watershed over the next 10 years. Two years in development, the Plan is a result of a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, Montgomery County, the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of the Environment, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Anacostia Watershed Citizens Advisory Committee.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined Governor Martin O’Malley; U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steny H.. Hoyer; U.S. Representatives Donna Edwards, Chris Van Hollen and Eleanor Holmes Norton; Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and other key state and local officials for the release of the Anacostia River Watershed Restoration Plan.
Local efforts are playing an important part in restoring the Anacostia watershed. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) supports programs that play an important role in keeping local streams clean. Adopt A Road participants reported picking up nearly 2,000 bags of roadside litter in fiscal year 2009. Volunteers in the Storm Drain Marker Program placed signs on hundreds of storm drain inlets urging the public not to use storm drains as trash cans for litter or other pollutants.
For more information on these programs, call MCDOT Community Outreach at 240-777-7155.
POSTED AT: 10:32:00 AM