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TREE EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS

The City of Hyattsville is offering a series of free tree education and stormwater management workshops open to all residents. Additionally, the City will sponsor 10 City residents to participate in the Anacostia Watershed Stewards Academy in the Spring of 2021 . Workshops will provide education on the importance of stormwater management and how trees play a significant role in  efforts to improve stormwater runoff.

Workshops are offered in partnership with the Prince George's County Department of the Environment with assistance from the Anacostia Watershed Society, and Defensores de la Cuenca.

Workshop registration will be listed on the City Calendar as it becomes available:

Humane Gardening: March 10, 7:00 p.m. Nancy Lawson, author of “The Humane Gardener”, will present on natural gardening; why chemical herbicides harm the good guys and how to "let nature guide your garden” to prevent harmful pollutants from getting into local waterways. REGISTER HEREWorkshop will be offered virtually.

Managing Soil Fertility - Beautiful Landscapes without Toxic Chemicals: March 24, 7:00 p.m. Are you aware of the dangers of the chemicals you are using to green your lawns? Join us as we discuss some the ways these chemicals can affect our children and out pets and learn about safe natural alternatives. presented by Jay Feldman of Beyond Pesticides. REGISTER HEREWorkshop will be offered virtually.

Tree Education and Care: Trees impact on stormwater; how to select the right tree for the right place; how to mulch, prune, and water. Offered in English & Spanish

Green Housekeeping: How regular household chemicals impact stormwater and how to make or choose safe alternatives. Includes hands on demonstrations of making safe cleaning supplies and samples to takeaway. Offered in English & Spanish

Stormwater Impact and Watershed Wildlife: Presented by the Anacostia Watershed Society. Offered in English & Spanish

City Tree Tour:  Join us as we view and identify a diverse population of City trees. Learn about some of their unique characteristics and environmental contributions to the city and society as a whole. Offered in English & Spanish

Become a Master Watershed Steward!

The City of Hyattsville, in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is sponsoring 10 Hyattsville Residents to become Master Watershed Stewards through the Watershed Stewards Academy. This is a unique opportunity to learn techniques for solving common pollution problems in neighborhood creeks and streams, gain expertise on stormwater issues, cultivate a network of likeminded and passionate community leaders. and grow your environmental leadership skills. 

Because of class size constraints due to COVID-19 the City will sponsor 5 residents for the spring session and 5 residents for the fall session. The course will consist of 5 virtual classes and 5 field classes (following social distancing protocols). Spring classes will be held from March 16
th through May 1st.

To learn more and apply for the spring session, visit the
Anacostia Watershed Society website and scroll down to find the 2021 Spring Application. If you are interested in the Hyattsville sponsorship be sure to note this in the tuition section of the application. 

After the first 5 applicants have been accepted for the spring session sponsorship, others will be given the opportunity to have their application held for the Fall session or can choose to pay the tuition fee to participate in the Spring.