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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 AcademyWorkshops 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:

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.

Watershed Wildlife Walk: April 10, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Presented by the Anacostia Watershed Society, this guided walk with local watershed and wildlife expert Jorge Bogantes Montero will highlight the diversity of wildlife in Magruder Park and discuss how it is impacted by stormwater and habitat loss. Tours are open to all ages and offered in both English & Spanish. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks and social distancing will be enforced. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register for the 10:00 a.m. English language tour here and register for the 12:00 p.m. Spanish language tour here.

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

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). Applications for the fall session will be shared here when they become available.