Environmental Education

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.

Caring for Your Trees Virtual Workshop - Offered in English & Spanish

Trees impact our environment and health in more ways than you think. Learn how trees improve our health, and what common myths and mistakes people make when planting and caring for trees through a free, virtual workshop! Defensores De la Cuenca will present in Spanish and the Prince George's County Department will present in English. Use the following hyperlinks to register below:

Monday, September 13, 7 - 8 p.m.Spanish Language Workshop
Tuesday, September 21, 7 - 8 p.m.: English Language Workshop

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!

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?