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D.C. Awards Community Organizations $1 Million in Revenue From Bag Charges To Restore Locals

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus:

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to community-based organizations and approximately $300,000 to private firms to assist in the restoration of the District’s waterways, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the District Department of Environment (DDOE) announced today.

 

Beat-the-Heat Tips From The D.C. Government

 

These tips to stay cool in incredible heat come to us from D.C. government:

In the event of extreme heat, you should take the following precautions:

DPW to Start Trash, Recycling Collections at 6 am, July 12 and 13

DPW to Start Trash, Recycling Collections at 6 am, July 12 and 13

 

This notice comes to us from Linda Grant:

The DC Department of Public Works announced today that its trash and recycling crews will begin their collections an hour earlier, at 6 am, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12 and 13, due to predicted 90° and above temperatures.

 

Farmers Market: Local Produce - Ice Cream too!

 

This event comes to us from NoMa BID:

Stop by the NoMa Farmers Market this week for homemade European-style ice cream from Simple Pleasures Ice Cafe, and a chef demo by Dwayne Hickman of the Reef at 4 p.m. The Farmers Market, organized by the NoMa BID and Metro Green Markets, continues each Wednesday at 1200 First Street, NE, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The market runs Wednesdays through October 26th, and offers locally-grown produce, baked goods, dairy and meats, as well as prepared items like sauces and salsas.  It is now the height of summer produce season, so don't miss the juicy blueberries, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes and more. To learn more about the attending farmers, visit  www.nomabid.org/farmersmarket

Call for Volunteers to help with Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th

Call for Volunteers to help with Independence Day parade on Monday, July 4th

 

This community notice comes to us from William Line:

Next DPW HHW/E-cycling/Shredding Day is Saturday, July 2

 

This community notice comes to us from Linda Grant: 

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works announced today that the next monthly household hazardous waste/e-cycling/personal document shredding drop-off day is Saturday, July 2, between 8 am and 3 pm, at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE.  This service is provided the first Saturday of the month, except holidays.

 

Mayor Vince Gray Tested For HIV At Local Clinic

 

This story comes to us from Robert Marus: