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Feds fail to fork over millions in fees

The federal government, which owns nearly 20 percent of D.C., refuses to pay a new fee to clean up stormwater runoff, one that came about in response to unfunded EPA mandates.

Tags: WASA , Mark Segraves , Environmental Protection Agency , Water and Sewer Authority , National Association of Clean Water Agencies , Nathan Gardner-Andrews , Impervious Area Charge , Treasury Department , water bills , EPA , George Hawkins , Susan Poling , stormwater discharge , stormwater runoff , Potomac River , Chesapeake Bay

Monday - 04/26/2010, 08:18pm EDT

Osprey nest on crane stops work on D.C. park bridge

Ospreys that built a nest on a construction crane have stopped work on a bridge along Washington's Anacostia Riverwalk.

Tags: District Department of Transportation , DDOT , Ospreys , Anacostia Riverwalk , National Park Service ,

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 12:15pm EDT

Woman pulled from car in Anacostia River

Authorities have rescued a woman who apparently drove her car off the road and into the Anacostia River.


Thursday - 08/19/2010, 04:31pm EDT

Piles driven for new 11th Street Bridge

"Crews have driven all 63 piles needed for the new bridges into the river," says John Lisle, spokesman for the District Department of Transportation.

Tags: 11th Street bridge , John Lisle , D.C. Department of Transportation , Darci Marchese

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 10:11am EDT

New trail will connect Prince George's Co. to D.C .

"By providing this one missing trail link, the state is connecting people to neighborhoods, Metro stations, parks, the University of Maryland, several schools, an airport, the Washington Nationals' Stadium and the National Mall at the Tidal Basin," says Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Tags: Hanover , Prince George's County , Martin O'Malley , Anacostia Trail , Bladensburg , Anacostia River Trail Network , Woodrow Wilson Bridge , Colleen Kelleher

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 01:15pm EDT

Area waterways stocked with trout

Maryland is stocking area waterways with rainbow trout from a Western Maryland hatchery.

Tags: trout , DNR , Hyattsville , Mark Staley , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , fishing

Friday - 04/30/2010, 10:17am EDT

Leaders announce Anacostia restoration project

At a news conference Monday held at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, local leaders involved with The Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership talked up a plan that would require changes to area development levels, call for the retrofitting of area water and sewer facilities and possibly institute a plastic bag tax in areas outside of the District.

Tags: Martin O'Malley , Steny Hoyer , Donna Edwards , Chris Van Hollen , Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership , Kate Ryan

Monday - 04/19/2010, 08:58pm EDT

O'Malley: Anacostia River will go on 'trash diet'

The Anacostia River will go on a "trash diet," becoming the first river on the East Coast and only the second in the nation where the total amount of trash will be limited every day, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on WTOP's Ask the Governor Monday.

Tags: Anacostia Watershed , Martin O'Malley , Army Corps of Engineers , Ask the Governor , crabs , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 04/19/2010, 12:44pm EDT

District's street sweepers begin cleanup

As the city works to get pollutants off city streets, it will be ticketing vehicles parked in street-sweeping lanes.

Tags: street cleaning , sweepercam , Parking , parking regulations , street sweepers , Chesapeake Bay , runoff , Pollution

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 11:48am EDT

Construction begins on 11th Street Bridge project

Construction crews began their work Tuesday on the Anacostia River to replace the aging spans of the 11th Street Bridge.

Tags: 11th Street bridge , 295 freeway , Bart Clark , streetcars , Bolling Air Force Base

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 03:36pm EST