2019

Best Ultra-Urban Project

Taking a School By Storm
2019
Honorable Mention

Taking a School By Storm

This schoolyard retrofit project — featuring rooftop disconnections, permeable pavement and a rain garden — receives an honorable mention for its outstanding use of...
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2019
1st Place

Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Challenge

This innovative streetscape incorporated 33 green infrastructure facilities within one city block to provide three lines of defense: above ground rainfall capture through the enhanced tree...
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Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion
2019
2nd Place

Charlotte Street Two-Way Conversion

The Charlotte Street Conversion utilized porous pavers in 11 parking areas, 20 bio-retention areas in vegetated curb-extensions, and 12 subsurface storage beds to capture...
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Duke Ellington Park Green Infrastructure
2019
3rd Place

Duke Ellington Park Green Infrastructure

This integrated system uses a complete treatment train approach with permeable pavers, bioretention and a rainwater harvesting system to create a closed loop, self-sustaining...
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Most Sustainable Facility

Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2019
1st Place

Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Martinsburg VAMC has been proactive in addressing stormwater management while enhancing aesthetics and therapeutic options for its patients. Among the great projects on...
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Best Education & Outreach Project

Restore, Revitalize, Replant!
2019
3rd Place

Restore, Revitalize, Replant!

In this free-of-charge program, stream ecologists from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) in Fairfax County, Virginia, introduce students to stormwater...
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Ellicott City Soak it Up Campaign
2019
2nd Place

Ellicott City Soak it Up Campaign

The Soak it Up campaign engages residents and businesses in Ellicott City’s Tiber Hudson Watershed to reduce stormwater runoff from their properties through on-site...
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HRPDC “Write as Rain” Campaign
2019
1st Place

HRPDC “Write as Rain” Campaign

Write as Rain is an innovative sidewalk messaging campaign that used an eco-friendly hydrophobic spray to place hidden messages on sidewalks and streetscapes that...
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District-Wide 2019 Single-Use Plastic Straw and Stirrer Requirements Education and Outreach Campaign
2019
Honorable Mention

District-Wide 2019 Single-Use Plastic Straw and Stirrer Requirements Education and...

A new District-wide single-use plastic straw and stirrer ban were approved on October 29, 2018, with an effective date of January 1, 2019. This...
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Best Habitat Creation

Tri-State Marine Wetland Creation
2019
3rd Place

Tri-State Marine Wetland Creation

The Tri-State Marine Wetland project converted an untreated gravel lot into a 60,625 square foot wetland complex consisting of a grass swale, two bioswales,...
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Fairfax County Stormwater Reforestation
2019
1st Place

Fairfax County Stormwater Reforestation

The Fairfax County Stormwater Reforestation project is converting over 10 acres of county parkland from turf grass and invasive species dominated disturbed habitat to...
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Creek ReLeaf
2019
2nd Place

Creek ReLeaf

The Creek ReLeaf program is a multi-year reforestation program designed to increase the total amount of forested area within Frederick County Maryland on public...
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2019
Honorable Mention

Derwood Station #2 HOA Stormwater Retrofit

This “conservation landscape on steroids” is a 3,000 sq ft retrofit designed to manage large flows from a stormwater outlet pipe in the community....
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Best Residential Project

Virginia Conservation Assistance Program – Elisa Meara Residence
2019
2nd Place

Virginia Conservation Assistance Program – Elisa Meara Residence

The Meara residence project involved the installation of conservation landscaping, a dry well/infiltration pit and a rain garden. The series of practices capture and...
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Reducing Runoff in Rock Creek Through a Downspout Disconnection Program
2019
Honorable Mention

Reducing Runoff in Rock Creek Through a Downspout Disconnection Program

A little different from other projects in the category, this program stood out for its large scope and impact. Since 2017, Rock Creek Conservancy has...
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A Series of RiverSmart BMPs Installed on a Slope
2019
1st Place

A Series of RiverSmart BMPs Installed on a Slope

To address severe basement flooding caused by a sloped backyard, a creative series of BMPs were installed through the RiverSmart Homes Program. These practices...
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Best BMP Retrofit

St. Luke’s Church Restoration of Nature
2019
2nd Place

St. Luke’s Church Restoration of Nature

The St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature Project began with a new church member who spotted a degraded stormwater outfall and is now a comprehensive...
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MedStar Harbor Hospital Clean Water Community Healing Project
2019
3rd Place

MedStar Harbor Hospital Clean Water Community Healing Project

The Clean Water Community Healing Project retrofitted the hospital’s four major parking lots with two raingardens, nine micro-bioretention areas, three bioretention areas, 16,724 sf...
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Carter Barron Stormwater Retrofit
2019
1st Place

Carter Barron Stormwater Retrofit

The Carter Barron project fully retrofitted an 11‐acre impervious area with green infrastructure to restore natural hydrology, prevent erosion, reduce stormwater pollution, and protect...
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Best Stream Restoration

Springhouse Run Stream Restoration
2019
2nd Place

Springhouse Run Stream Restoration

The Springhouse Run restoration reestablished a self-sustaining stream through a combination of regenerative stream channel and legacy sediment removal techniques. Located on U.S. National...
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Dividing Creek Restoration
2019
Honorable Mention

Dividing Creek Restoration

The restoration of Dividing Creek demonstrates an integrated watershed approach, installed in conjunction with two BMP retrofits treating upland impervious areas. The restoration took...
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Alger Park Stream Restoration and Upland LID Project
2019
1st Place

Alger Park Stream Restoration and Upland LID Project

The Alger Park Stream Restoration Project combined public and private space LID in the upland areas with two different types of stream restorations in...
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Bacon Ridge Stream Restoration
2019
3rd Place

Bacon Ridge Stream Restoration

The Bacon Ridge Branch restoration used an integrated watershed-based restoration approach consisting of a natural, low-impact design that featured interlocking log jams made from...
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