The District’s Fertilizer Law took effect on April 20, 2013, and is formally known as the Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Fertilizer Act of 2012.
OEEJ implements DOEE’s Environmental Justice Program, and serves as the agency contact for environmental enforcement matters.
Whether you fish or simply enjoy the beauty and importance of the District’s wild animals, wildlife matters. DOEE’s Fisheries and Wildlife Division is the guardian of the District's wildlife resources.
The ability to better protect, conserve, and enhance fisheries and wildlife resources is crucial for our native species.
Why is Fix and Repair so Important?
Flood insurance provides a better alternative to disaster aid, and helps reduce the rising costs of restoring flood-damaged buildings and their contents after a flood.
DOEE coordinates the District's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, and works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and District agencies on implementation.
DOEE works hard to build, sustain, and improve the District's capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate flood hazards.
You should check the floodplain maps to ensure that you are maintaining proper insurance coverage for your property.
DOEE and partners will be hosting free blood lead screenings throughout the summer.
FrogWatch Citizen Science Program
Conserving fuel will lessen the impact of higher oil prices and our country's reliance on foreign oil imports, help the nation's economy, and improve the environment.
Obtain a license from any one of the many fishing license vendors in the District.
DOEE is responsible for ensuring compliance of both District and federal laws, inspecting DC workplaces, worksites, and retail establishments that sell, store, or use pesticides.
DOEE’s RiverSmart programs help to reduce stormwater runoff that harms the District’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Green Area Ratio sets standards for landscape and site design to help reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and keep the city cooler.
These tips highlight steps that tread more lightly on our Earth through more energy-efficient technologies, the use of less or non-toxic materials, and other environmentally beneficial methods.