Great New Rain Gardens Downtown

by Prince Of Petworth May 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm 12 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I have watched this project develop over the past month. I had some reservations as recently as last week, but I have to say the finished product is a nice addition of open sidewalk space and inviting seating.”

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From a press release:

“The nation’s capital, which is already a leader in green infrastructure, will soon have four new rain gardens to add to its efforts in one of the most heavily trafficked neighborhoods.

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will hold a ribbon cutting for four new rain gardens that it designed and built at 19th and L Streets, N.W., at noon on May 21.

The gardens, which total 2,280 square feet, have vegetation that will attract butterflies and bees. Rain gardens mimic natural hydrology; they help divert water and keep it within the aquifer and out of streams and rivers.”

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