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Washington DC is ripe with opportunities for new low-stress bike routes, safer streets, and people-friendly policies. But we need more than good ideas and numbers on our side to get them approved and implemented. It takes people power. You can help!

If you are passionate about making DC a better place to bike, join advocates from across the city and WABA’s staff this Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 8:30 PM at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library (3160 16th St NW) to get motivated and organized. RSVP here.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 5, 6, 7: Rain garden plants capture 30 percent more water than a regular lawn and filters that water into the ground. Curious how to make one? Learn how to install rain gardens at one of three clinics this week from 9 AM to 4 PM at Union Temple Baptist Church (1225 W Street SE). Participants should bring drinking water and come in work clothes, as they may get dirty. You may come at any time during the working hours.

Thursday, March 8 and Monday, March 12: For almost two years now, GGWash has been writing about and organizing around the DC Comprehensive Plan. The Comp Plan influences whether we will have enough homes and affordable homes for everyone…or not. The Office of Planning recently released its first batch of amendments, and the DC Council will hold a public hearing on those changes on March 20. Have questions about the plan? Get answers during two GGWash calls this week and next. RSVP to get the call-in information.

Looking ahead: Don't miss Greater Greater Washington's 10th-anniversary party! Join GGWash staff, board, volunteers, and your fellow wonks on Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 PM at the Apollo Apartments (600 H ST NE) to celebrate ten years of coverage and advocacy for smarter urbanism in the Washington metro area. Grab your spot today!