You can do it
Installing your own rain garden, BayScaping, rain barrel or tree may be simpler than you think. The resources below can help you plan for and install a project.
Installing your own rain barrel can be easily done within an afternoon. These step-by-step guides and videos can help you get started.
Use the resources below to plan, pick, and plant a tree. No previous experience required!
Installing a rain garden takes a little time and planning, but offers major stormwater benefits. These resources can help you map out your own.
BayScaping may sound technical, but is straightforward to install. BayScaping or conservation landscaping just means replacing grass with Chesapeake Bay native plants. Create your own using these handy tools.
The RiverSmart Homes program offers a series of rebates when homeowners install their own rain barrels, shade trees, or rain gardens or remove impervious surfaces and replace them with vegetation/permeable pavers. Any District single-family homeowner is eligible to apply for these rebates, even if they already participated in the RiverSmart Homes program.