Pop-up Arboretum Hanging Out in Lansburgh Park

By District Department of Transportation Staff DDOT Urban Forestry Division and Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) are collaborating on a new initiative, a pop-up arboretum in Lansburgh Park, launching around August 2. The pop-up arboretum is a temporary exhibit of nineteen notable trees ranging from a young paw paw tree to mature yellow buckeye trees. […]

Pop-up Arboretum Coming to Lansburgh Park

By District Department of Transportation Staff DDOT Urban Forestry Division and Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) are collaborating on a new initiative, a pop-up arboretum in Lansburgh Park, launching around August 2. The pop-up arboretum is a temporary exhibit of nineteen notable trees ranging from a young paw paw tree to mature yellow buckeye trees. […]

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Our Neighborhood

By Beth Hall Working together to understand the health of District of Columbia waters, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) awarded a grant to Anacostia Riverkeeper to implement a volunteer-based, citizen science water quality monitoring program with the goal of providing up-to-date, weekly water quality data to residents and visitors. This information can be […]

M Street Corridor Redesigned?

By Southwester Staff The Southwest BID, Capitol Riverfront Bid, and DDOT (funding provided by all three) are doing two new studies: the M Street Non-automotive Planning Study; and (2) the SE-SW Mobility Study. The studies will focus on looking at “mass transit, micromobility (bicycles, scooters, and other small, low-speed personal vehicles), an improved pedestrian environment, […]

Southwest Welcomes New Feathered Neighbors!

By Denise Rennis Many Southwest residents have been thrilled to see the new neighbors that have moved into our newly revitalized Duck Pond. A mother mallard (known as a hen) and her 10 ducklings have taken up residence on one of the new island habitats that were recently installed.  Here, the babies will stick close […]

SW Library Receives Two Cherry Trees

By Mike Goodman On March 27, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Southwest Library held a dedication ceremony honoring the planting of two cherry trees in the library‚Äôs park, adjacent to the playground. The ceremony was held exactly 109 years after the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to […]