RainWorks Posts

Styrofoam banished from Prince George's County

Yesterday the Prince George's County Council voted unanimously to pass a bill to ban polystyrene foam ("styro-foam) food containers and packaging material. The ban goes into effect January 2016. To learn more, follow the link - just tap the logo.

End of Rain Tax becomes a good start for clean water

When Governor Hogan began his campaign to end the Rain Tax, the hearts of many clean water advocates dropped. All the progress gained from the 2012 suite of Clean Water legislation hung in the ballance, and a major threat to all the water bodies of Maryland reemerged. This all sprung from the misconceptions that arose when opponents of the Clean Water Fee refered to it with the pajorative and inacurate title "Rain Tax". Fortunately, those close to the development of this positive legislation renewed their efforts to keep Maryland on track to achieve swimmable and fishable waters by 2025. Watch the video from the Clean Water Rally held prior to the legislative session which revised the Ma

Friends of Quincy Run prepare for AWS Earthday 2015

With Earthday Activities just weeks away (Saturday, April 25th) Friends of Quincy Run are finalizing plans to remove trash from the entire length of the stream. We estimate that will take 200 volunteers and 10 site leads, and have planned 6 staging areas along the stream corridor. All volunteers should register in advance at http://www.anacostiaws.org/earthday2015/ . On the day of the event, we will gather north of the footbridge located at Newton and 52nd Ave in Bladensburg, and then disburse to staging areas. Advance registration will reserve your t-shirt and expedite collection of waivers, not to mention facilitate planning! Walk ons are welcome, and we will do our best to have t-sh