From the Field: Restoring Washington, D.C.‘s urban streams

Learn why controlling polluted stormwater runoff from cities is so important to restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

Peter Hill and Stephen Reiling from the District Department of the Environment take us on a tour of two successful stream restoration projects in Washington, D.C., and explain why controlling polluted stormwater runoff from cities is so important to Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Closed captions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToijHlsv9y0

  • Produced by Steve Droter

Comments (3)

Storm Water Systems
August 24, 2012

The District serves as a model for communities across the country that struggle with the unfortunate issues associated with stormwater runoff pollution: sediment, chemicals, litter and debris, etc. As the manufacturer of the Bandalong Litter Trap, Storm Water Systems is proud to play a small part in this incredible clean water initiative. Thanks for posting this great video!

Peter Ensign
June 09, 2012

These projects that target tributaries are critical to restoring the health of the Anacostia and the Bay.  Hopefully, many people will see this video and then go to see the projects themselves.  Thanks for bringing them this close.

Tony Ballas
June 07, 2012

Many things are being done in the Chesapeake watershed that we are really unaware of. This is one of them, and others are available through this site.

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