On November 9, 2010, a crowd of 250 came to Edmonston to dedicate the greenest street on the East Coast, if not the nation. The program featured
Edmonston resident Stephanie Duarte, 12, US Senator Ben Cardin, US Representative Donna Edwards, County Executive Rushern Baker, Councilwoman
Andrea Harrison, State Senator Paul Pinsky and members of Edmonston's Green Team. Students from nearby Riverdale Elementary demonstrated
responsible stormwater management by planting and watering the streetside raingardens. The program also included a crowd countdown to turn on the
LED, windpowered streetlights.
Movingly, the program was opened and closed by Viola Plummer Hubbard and Rev. Jerome Fowler who provided song and prayer. They are descendants
of the Plummer family, freed slaves from the Calvert's nearby Riversdale Plantation, who overcame tremendous adversity to become Edmonston's founding
family in 1870.