Managing Stormwater in Our Community

by Joe’s Stream Team and the Mount Rainier Green Team  When it rains, it pours! The management of stormwater is crucial. Millions of gallons of water fall upon Maryland each year, and that water must be rerouted away from everyone.  Unchecked stormwater runoff has many collective impacts on humans and the ecosystem including damage to …

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Our New Native Plant Network

This past winter, the Mayor and Council passed legislation drafted by Councilman Chesek to create the Mount Rainier Native Plant Network. This is a new idea and probably easiest to explain by first talking a bit about biodiversity.Biodiversity is the enormous variety of plants, bugs, bees, birds, bears, humans, and everything in between that makes …

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Joe’s Stream Team Call to Action

The Creative Works Stream Team out of Joe’s Movement Emporium has been working diligently to maintain consistent clean-outs of the litter trap in the local Arundel canal right here in the city of Mount Rainier. The Arundel canal is a tributary of the Anacostia River and its watershed. Those who know of the Stream Team …

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Welcome to #GREENisLIFE

Attention Greenies & Greenettes – March is headed out like a lamb and it’s officially showtime! Another mild yet brutal winter season is over and the spring growing season is upon us!  A new beginning to reflect on those past failures, successes, or squandered opportunities, and dive into your 2018 gardening/farming/urban agriculture goals.  Green Thumb …

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