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District of Columbia Launches Climate Ready DC Plan, Announces Projects to Reduce Flood Risks

Monday, November 14, 2016

New plan identifies actions the District will take to prepare for climate change.

WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2016 — Tomorrow, the District of Columbia will launch Climate Ready DC, the city’s new plan to adapt to a changing climate that could bring more dangerous heatwaves, severe storms, and flooding.  The event will be held at Washington Parks & People’s Riverside Healthy Living Center, located at 601 Division Avenue NE. The Riverside Center is located along Watts Branch, a tributary of the Anacostia River that was identified by Climate Ready DC as vulnerable to future flooding.  District officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be announcing new initiatives that will help reduce flood risks along Watts Branch and other areas across the District.

District of Columbia City Administrator Rashad Young
Department of Energy & Environment Director Tommy Wells
Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden
Mike Schuster Chief, Planning and Environmental Services Branch, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

What:    Press conference to launch Climate Ready DC

When:   Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Washington Parks & People’s Riverside Center, 601 Division Avenue NE

Press interested in attending should contact Julia Robey Christian, Public Information Officer, at (202) 741-0842 or [email protected].