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RiverSmart Schools Application

The 2023/2024 RiverSmart Schools Application Deadline has been extended to March 1, 2024. For questions, please reach out to P. Trinh Doan, [email protected].

DOEE's, Watershed Protection Division (WPD) is proud to offer funding and training to schools selected through its Schoolyard Conservation Site (SCS) Program called, “RiverSmart Schools.”  These innovative schoolyard greening projects focus on incorporating landscape design principles that create habitat for wildlife, emphasize the use of native plants, highlight water conservation, and/or retain and filter stormwater runoff, while having the added benefits of an outdoor classroom that supports effective teaching practices and promotes student learning.  These projects will teach gardening and community service skills, provide wildlife habitat, improve the aesthetics of school grounds, and build student and community pride.

To participate, download and fill out the application below.

Return completed application to:
P. Trinh Doan, Watershed Protection Specialist ([email protected])
District Department of the Environment - Watershed Protection Division,
1200 First Street, NE. 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20002

2023 Schools Cohort
Friendship PCS Ideal
Ketchum ES
Langley ES
Plummer ES
Whittier ES

2022 Schools
Friendship PCS Blow Pierce
Takoma ES
- Project Description - Takoma Elementary SchoolThurgood Marshall Academy PCS
Johnson MS
Hendley ES

2021 Schools
Friendship PCS Collegiate
Lee East End PCS
Anacostia HS
Mundo Verde PCS Calle Ocho
Two Rivers PCS Young

2020 Schools
Friendship PCS - Armstrong
Noyes ES
St. Thomas More Catholic Academy
Stanton ES
Shining Stars Montessori

2019 Schools
Cleveland ES
Friendship PCS - Tech Prep
EW Stokes PCS
Turner ES
John Burroughs EC

2018 Schools
Bunker Hill ES
Center City PCS - Brightwood
Center City PCS - Capitol Hill
Friendship PCS - Woodridge
Miner ES

See all past RiverSmart Schools sites >>