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by ARLnow.com August 14, 2012 at 8:40 am 2,557 18 Comments

Fall Sports Registration Begins Tomorrow — Registration for fall sports and classes in Arlington begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:00 a.m. The fall 2012 “Enjoy Arlington!” catalog is available online. [Department of Parks and Recreation]

Arlington Devises Runoff Plan — Arlington has devised a plan for reducing stormwater runoff to the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater is one of the largest sources of pollutants in the bay. Among other methods, Arlington is planning to reduce runoff by creating more stormwater-retaining greenscapes in public right of ways. [Washington Post]

APS Gets New Instruction Chief — Donna Snyder, formerly the interim principal at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School, has been named the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for Arlington Public Schools. [Arlington Mercury]

Flickr pool photo by Wolfkann

  • JohnB2

    And runoff Cap & Trade is coming to ArlCo:
    “Arlington County and the District both expect to eventually create stormwater retention credits and sell them to developers who are having a difficult time meeting retention requirements. The retention credits would be tracked and private deals could be made to sell the credits, and proof of sale would be also tracked. “It’s a creative market-based solution,”Seltzer said.” [Post]

  • BreakPause02

    “Arlington is planning to reduce runoff by creating more stormwater-retaining greenscapes in public right of ways.”

    This sounds like “re-purposing” travel lanes.

    • WeiQiang

      Slip lanes will become “slurp” lanes

  • South Side Chris

    I think they accidentally “ran off” the water supply in Fairlington. It was a race this morning to see if the rain would fill a glass faster than the tap.

  • jlm

    ARLNOW:

    Any news on the water pressure issue in S. Arlington/ Fairlington? The issue being that there is no water pressure. Thx

    Humble reader

  • bobco85

    That’s going to be a painful landing.

  • Avid Chesapeake Angler

    Anything that can be done to improve the health of the rivers and bay is welcome to me.

  • Arlingtonite

    I find it hard to believe that the county has genuinely good intentions to retain runoff and protect the rivers/bay. If they were as concerned as they say they are, then why isn’t there any erosion and sediment control protection installed on the Route 50 project at Ft. Meyer/10th St?

    • brown before green

      bemused (below) is correct. VDOT has total control over that project. They ‘coordinate’ with the County, but do not have to follow County procedures.

      • Arlingtonite

        VDOT might be above county procedure but E&S control are federal procedures mandated by the EPA.

    • Arl2

      or the Wash. Blvd bridge project where VDOT cut hundreds of trees

  • bemused bystander

    Ask VDOT about that.

  • Arlingtonite

    Correct me if I’m wrong but Arlington County issued the permits for that project to VDOT. Why wouldn’t the local jurisdiction enforce code compliancie? Wouldn’t Arlington want to handle it internally before the EPA got involved?

  • Wesley Snipes

    I told you!

  • Gymmyray

    I see the “revolving door” keeps spinning at APS with yet another new administrator.

  • Hmmm

    “Personal” reasons …. she came here, met with other administrators, introduced to staff, then there were “personal” reasons.

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