TREE EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOPS
The City of Hyattsville is offering a series of bilingual 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 this coming August. Workshops 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.
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.
Seven slots remain for the Fall session. The course will consist of a mix 10 virtual and in-person classes. Applications will become available in August and classes will be held from September through November. An announcement will be made when registration dates are announced.
Coming in September 2021 (Virtual) - Offered in English & Spanish
Tree Education & Care: Trees impact stormwater in a variety of ways. Learn how trees can help to reduce stormwater, and other major contributions they have to our health and the environment as well as common myths and mistakes people make when planting and caring for trees.
Coming in October 2021 - Offered in English & Spanish
City Tree Tour: Join us as we view and identify a diverse population of City trees while learning about some of their unique characteristics and environmental contributions to the City and society.
Coming in November 2021 - Offered in English & Spanish
Green Housekeeping: This workshop will explain the effects regular household chemicals have on stormwater runoffs and choose safe alternatives. It'll also include a hands-on demonstration of creating your very own safe cleaning supplies!