The Sustainable Maryland Action Plan: July 2022-2025
The Green Team has put together a vision statement and a three-year goal. This sustainable action plan goes year by year and lists green initiatives, the year began, projected to conclude, and the current status with details.
Edmonston has created welcome bags for new residents of the Town. Each bag includes the green activity booklet, information from America in Bloom, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Pepco, the Prince George’s County government, and Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA). Each bag also includes information about pollinator gardens, purchasing solar, and the Edmonston town government, as well as a reusable bag to encourage residents to reduce their use of disposable plastic bags.
Green Street Expansion Plan
Edmonston Green Streets are environmentally responsible public spaces, from the tree canopy overhead to the storm water system underground. Edmonston’s first Green Street, Decatur Street, was constructed and dedicated to national attention in 2009. Edmonston is currently planning an expansion of our Green Street network to include Lafayette Place, Ingraham Street, and 46th Avenue.
As a result of our location on the Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River and having experienced years of devastating flooding from uncontrolled stormwater runoff, our community decided to take full responsibility for our impact on our environment. Because of the town’s commitment to smart green infrastructure, the people of the town will enjoy savings on energy and infrastructure costs, mitigation of flood damage, and a beautiful asset that will last for generations.
The Decatur Green Street project was recognized by the Obama White House, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and others. If our little working-class town can accomplish a project like this, other communities – of any size – can too. We all have the power to be great stewards of our environment.
Since Decatur Street’s dedication in 2010, numerous other organizations and communities have launched green street programs, including many along the Anacostia River.