The City of Hyattsville is offering a series of free, bilingual tree education and stormwater management workshops open to all residents. Additionally, the City has sponsored 10 City residents to participate in the Anacostia Watershed Stewards Academy. 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.
City Tree Tours, October 23 - Offered in English & Spanish
The City of Hyattsville is teaming up with Defensores de la Cuenca on Saturday, October 23 at Driskell Park for a day dedicated to trees! Due to COVID restrictions, each session is limited to 15 participants. Registration opens on October 1.
To register, select the hyperlink of the session you wish to sign up for below. A self-guided tree tour will also be made available for those unable to attend. (More info coming soon)
9:30 a.m.: Spanish language forest bathing and relaxation therapy session. Team members from Defensores de la Cuenca will walk participants through a forest bathing exercise, encouraging a deep connection with nature.
10:30 a.m.,: Spanish language tree tour. Walk the Driskell Park woods to identify different tree species and their contributions to our community's environment.
12:00 p.m.: English language tree tour. Walk the Driskell Park woods to identify different tree species and their contributions to our community's environment.
1:00 p.m.: English language forest bathing and relaxation therapy session. Ana Ka'ahanui of Capital Nature will walk participants through a forest bathing exercise, encouraging a deep connection with nature. This session is scheduled for an hour, but participants are advised that it could run long. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Driskell Woods Clean-Up! Help protect our trees and waterways by participating in a trash and debris removal from the Driskell Park woods on October 23. This event will support the Prince George's County Growing Green with Pride initiative.
Volunteers must be 14 or older, and will need to sign the City of Hyattsville COVID waiver & release form. Volunteers will be asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers will meet in front of the Driskell Park Recreation Building at 3911 Hamilton Street. For more information or to sign up, call 301.985-5057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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?