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🎶It’s hard to be a tree in the city🎶

Trees around the city are an important ally in mitigating the impacts of our filthy urban lifestyle. But how do we grow and maintain our urban forests? Short answer: lasers. And volunteer tree-planting. Long answer: read our latest post on the process of mapping the District’s tree canopy (we’re somewhere been 34% and 39% coverage)...and why it matters.


Would you trust Dan Snyder with the Anacostia River?

One of the proposed locations for a new Washington football stadium would be situated in Oxon Hill Farm, part of a 300-acre preserved green space. Environmentalists have concerns that more paved surfaces would send polluted runoff into the river, and that the team’s ownership would neglect nearby sensitive wetlands.


See something, say something: coyote edition

DC's largest apex predator is actually a newcomer to the area, first officially sighted in the early 2000s. Where they live and how many live here are just a few of the many questions researchers are trying to learn via the District Coyote Project, which will allow residents to report sightings and interactions.


“Where Native Washingtonians Live (And Don’t Live”)

Last year, WAMU’s Ally Schweitzer wrote a great piece about the problem with the phrase “No one is from D.C.” Obviously it’s an inaccurate statement, but many neighborhoods are seeing a change in their share of D.C. born residents – as shown in new maps from the D.C. Policy Center – with Native-born Washingtonians increasingly living in Wards 7 and 8 in Southeast, and leaving other parts of the city.



The referendum was spiked on a legal technicality, appearing to end hopes to use a popular vote to negate the Council's negation of the original referendum to eliminate the tipped minimum wage exception--perhaps a fittingly ademocratic end to this chapter. 


Also || Nats give up one Tanner R. for another, anti-Semitic graffiti at AFT, DC Council cut $20 million for homeless services to fund tax breaks for commercial properties, 15 year old assassinated


Artist Rose Jaffe curates a show at the new Sense Gallery space in Park View, showcasing emerging DC artists. Find your new favorites and catch a performance from Twin Jude. (7pm)


Hains Point 100

This Sunday, the Hains Point 100 (winner of WABA's "best social ride" award in 2017!) will raise money for the WABA women and girls' bicycling program. And no, you don't have to ride 100 miles to participate. 


Markets for days


Also || The Ferns @ Roofer’s Union, circulator runs a special bus to Zoo Lights, listen to VeVe & the Rebels live set on Full Service, analog soul at Studio Gaga, tunes at dwell


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