The District Department of the Environment, 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
The application due date is every year at the end of October.
For additional information, contact Trinh at 202-535-1653.