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Archive for October, 2008

Wetlands store amazing amounts of carbon: The USGS project has captured eye-popping amounts of carbon — an average of 3000 grams of carbon per square meter per year (g-C/m2/yr) over the past 5 years. For comparison, reforested agricultural land, eligible for carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, socks away carbon at a […]

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Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is working with other groups in Cheverly on a green infrastructure plan to guide future development. A green infrastructure public workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood Center in Cheverly.

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16 Oct, 2008

Pepco Demonstrates Rainscaping

Posted by: FLBC In: Rainscaping

Pepco has rain gardens at its Benning Road service center to educate homeowners and business about the importance of managing runoff.

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16 Oct, 2008

Prince George’s County’s First Greenfest

Posted by: FLBC In: Outreach

Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek joined other environmental groups at Prince George’s County’s first Greenfest.

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Dr. Harriette Phelps and her research detecting toxic chemicals in tributaries of the Anacostia River were featured in the Washington Post. Harriette recently spoke to the Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek and shared her monitoring data showing high levels of PCBs in some areas of the creek.

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The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is a hands-on education and advocacy organization working to restore the health of Lower Beaverdam Creek and the Anacostia River.