12 Sep 2017

Local Politics:

But Seriously, DC Parks and Recreation Could Fix This

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Major General Nathanael Greene’s broken stirrup – still broken as of this morning– and the dead tree at Stanton Park. Alert reader Steve left a comment saying that inaugurations signs were DDOT’s responsibility even though they were littering a National Park. Guess what got fixed as soon […]

02 Jun 2011

Schedule for Upcoming Rumsey Pool Closure Still Uncertain

It does strike me as odd that despite Memorial Day being the kick-off to all things summer, especially this brutal weather, DC swimming pools were closed on Monday, and shuttered again on Tuesday for a fulough day. The good news is that Rumsey Aquatic Center will be opened through July, at very least. Yes, that’s […]

04 May 2011

greenHILLhome: Synthetic Turf at Watkins, Part 1

Over the winter and early spring the grass field behind Watkins Elementary School was replaced with an artificial turf playing surface.  I’d been wondering about the ecological impact of replacing live plant material with a synthetic system and I had a suspicion there were camps for and against the transition.  The data I found wasn’t […]

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