Runoff from urban stormwater is a major contributor to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Montgomery County is beseeching residents to do their part, by offering a hefty rebate for the construction of rain gardens.
DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.
Across the country, federal officials patrol airports and harbors looking for plants being smuggled across our borders. Many of those plants end up at the U.S. Botanic Garden's facility in Southwest D.C.
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