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Video: From the Field – Restoring Washington, D.C.’s Urban Streams


Check out this great video from The Chesapeake Bay Program about what Washington, D.C. is doing to repair and restore the health of their urban streams. Watch to see how the Bandalong Litter Trap in Kenilworth Park (Watts Branch) is playing a part in cleaning D.C.’s waterways. Watch the video here or click below! From The Cheasapeake Bay Program: Peter Hill…

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Bandalong Litter Trap at EPA’s Environmental Justice Brown Bag Series


Storm Water Systems was thrilled to learn that the Bandalong Litter Trap was the main point of discussion during a gathering as part of the Environmental Justice Brown Bag Series hosted by the EPA’s Office of Water. The presentation was given by Groundwork Anacostia River DC’s (GWARDC) Executive Director, Dennis Chestnut to several individuals in attendance, as well as many…

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Storm Water Systems Celebrates World Oceans Day… Every Day


Last Friday, water lovers from around the globe came together to celebrate their love for one of our world’s most precious assets: Our Ocean. World Oceans Day is a relatively new holiday that has been unofficially celebrated on June 8 every year since 1992, but the holiday was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Since then, it has…

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Washington, DC Installs Two New Bandalong Litter Traps on the Anacostia River

Bandalong Litter Trap in James Creek Marina in Washington, DC

Once again, Storm Water Systems is proud to be involved with our nation’s capital’s on-going efforts to prevent trash from entering waterways. Washington DC started 2012 off right with the installation of two new Bandalong Litter Traps. According to a press release from the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), “the two Bandalongs, one installed in Marvin Gaye Park  and…

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NBC News 15 in Mobile, AL Reports on the Bandalong Litter Trap in Waycross, GA

The Bandalong Litter Trap in Waycross, Georgia features a unique lift-out basket

  Searching for a solution for litter in their waterways, reporters from NBC News 15 in Mobile, AL traveled to Waycross, Georgia to see the Bandalong Litter Trap and find out what leaders there thought of the litter trap. Watch this short video to see why the Bandalong Litter Trap is the best solution for litter in our waterways. Thanks…

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Amazing Blog Photo Journal from a Local Kayaker in Mobile, AL


The above picture is of the shoreline of the Mobile River. Most of this trash flowed to Mobile River from Three Mile Creek. The Mobile River (and the litter) flows into Mobile Bay before emptying into the sensitive Gulf of Mexico.   Citizens of Mobile, AL have become increasingly frustrated with the quality of their watershed in the past few…

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Washington DC Announces Plans to Install Two New Bandalong Litter Traps on the Anacostia River

Once again, our nation’s capital has proven they are committed to protecting the environment, starting with their beloved Anacostia River.   In April, the District Department of the Environment announced they would be awarding a grant to the Anacostia Riverkeeper and Groundwork Anacostia, DC for the purchase and installation of two more Bandalong Litter Traps. The first Bandalong was installed…

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SPOTLIGHT: Dog River Clearwater Revival Strives to “Trap the Trash” with a Bandalong Litter Trap


After years of witnessing the quality of the water in their watershed decline, Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR), a non-profit organization of local citizens, has taken matters into their own hands. No longer willing to wait on the City of Mobile to be accountable, the advocacy group has launched a campaign to raise money for the purchase of a Bandalong…

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