The Grant Committee is thrill to announce the Mount Airy Baptist Church was selected as one of the awardees of the 2021 RiverSmart Communities Grant. This honor was bestowed upon us by the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS). The grant will be used to determine the best stormwater management projects for our site that maximizes stormwater treatment/retention and community exposure. We will be a showcase of designs surrounding rain gardens, greenworks, rain barrels, and also as a hub for the community to be educated in stormwater pollution.
In case you were not aware, stormwater runoff is the fasting growing source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. In the District of Columbia, nearly 25 million gallons of stormwater are annually discharged from impervious surfaces into local waterways via storm sewers. We are very appreciative of this honor and is extremely excited about our upcoming new look and our partnership with our neighbors in our community.
For further information: https://doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-communities