Environmental Education

Local Pollinator Events

Celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 20 - 26) at one of these regional events! The City of Hyattsville will be participating in the University Park Meadow Day on June 25.

Saturday, June 25, 10 am - 12 noon
UP Meadow Day! at the University Park Pollinator Meadow on Adelphi Road

Join us at the Pollinator Meadow on Adelphi Road for Meadow Day with UP Tree Committee, Anacostia Watershed Society, UMD Bee Lab, BUMBA (Bowie and Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Society), and City of Hyattsville display tables with a scavenger hunt, Earth Sangha Native Plant pick up, master naturalists on hand to help you identify meadow plants and inhabitants, a selfie station and more. Come dressed as your favorite meadow inhabitant! Please leave dogs at home.

Send questions to upmeadowday@gmail.com

Saturday, June 25, 11 am - 2 pm
Visit a Model Pollinator Garden at Cottage City Community Garden, 4222 Cottage Terrace, Cottage City, MD 20722

Open House and tours – free – refreshments 

Join us to celebrate National Pollinator Week at the Cottage City Community Garden. Walk through the garden that features two honey bee hives, native and pollinator plantings. Tour the 32 raised beds that provide Cottage City residents and families a safe place to gather and grow/harvest organic vegetables and flowers.   Featuring a compost system, rain barrel irrigation system, hoop house, fruit tree and a peaceful sanctuary in a vibrant diverse neighborhood. Established in 2010.


Saturday, June 25, 1 pm - 4 pm
Bee Hotel Building Workshop, Davis Hall, 9217 51st Ave, College Park, MD 20740

College Park's Bee City USA committee will have a Bee Hotel Building Workshop for Pollinator Week on June 25th at Davis Hall, 9217 51st Ave, College Park, MD 20740 from 1pm - 4pm.  

Register here: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=368

Mosquito Control Virtual Education Session

The virtual Mosquito Control Workshop scheduled for Thursday, May 5, has been postponed. A rescheduled date has not yet been determined.

Keep the bugs at bay this summer! Learn from the University of Maryland Professor Paul Leisnham who studies community-led and traditional mosquito control approaches in urban areas. Professor Leisnham will discuss the Citizen Action Through Science (AcTS) model of control adopted by residents in University Park, which significantly reduced biting tiger mosquito populations without relying on 'top-down' agency-based chemical control. Dr. Leisnham will discuss his current work evaluating Citizen AcTS success in University Park 5 years after its maturation.

Anacostia Watershed Stewards

In 2021, the City of Hyattsville sponsored 10 City residents to participate in the Anacostia Watershed Stewards Academy. Participants received specialized education to recognize and address local water pollution. As part of their coursework they will lead community projects to improve the quality of our streams and rivers.

Hyattsville Green Housekeeping Resources

Learn how to keep your home and our environment safe with the resources provided at the City's March 2022 Green Housekeeping Workshops. Workshops were 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.

Driskell Park Tree Tour

Walk the Driskell Park woods with this tree tour map to identify local tree species! Trees along the route are identified by informational signage.

Resource Guides

Leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle is easy an fun! Whether you're already an environmental champion, or you're looking for where to start, the City of Hyattsville and The Neighborhood Design Center are here to help. 

The Action Guides linked below provide guidance for community members to keep our planet happy and healthy. Together we can make lifestyle choices that not only fit the planet’s biocapacity, but help us save money and feel healthier to boot!

How Do I Become an Environmental Champion?
How Do I Build & Install a Rain Barrel?
How Do I Create a Native Pollinator Garden?
How Do I Design & Build a Rain Garden?
How Do I Identify & Remove Weeds?
How Do I Increase Energy Efficiency?
How Do I Pick Suitable Native Plants?
How Do I Plant a Tree?
How Do I Remove English Ivy?
How Do I Weatherize My House?
How Do I Use Leaves for Mulch?

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