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Prince George’s County’s First “Clean Up, Green Up” Beautifies and Unites Communities

Prince George’s County’s First “Clean Up, Green Up” Beautifies and Unites Communities

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott L. Peterson:

 

On Saturday, October 22, 2011, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and thousands of other Prince George’s County residents rolled up their sleeves and picked up supplies and got to work on the County’s first “Clean Up, Green Up” project.

 

“Clean up, Green up” Prince George's County

“Clean up, Green up”  Prince George's County

County Announces Pickup Dates/Hours and Locations of Materials for Beautification Event

According to Linda Lowe from Prince George’s County, here are the following pickup dates for all plants, planting materials and litter collection equipment to all citizens, residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and homeowner organizations participating in “Clean Up, Green Up” Prince George’s County. The below-listed schedule details the information all groups will need to join in the events scheduled for October 22, 2011 taking place at various sites throughout the County.

Plants and Planting Materials Pickup Dates/Hours and Location:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Civic Groups pick up from:
Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT)
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD
(301) 499-8531

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

 

Germantown, MD -- The members of the Izaak Walton League of America-Rockville Chapter will be sponsoring a Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Saturday, September 24, 2011. Open to the public, this FREE event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the IWLA-Rockville Chapter located at 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool
It's excessively hot and unusually humid in the DC Metro Area this week. The temperature is rising with a 120-degree heat index (wow!) This heat wave can be very dangerous, so drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. If you have to step out of the air condition, check out some of my favorite treats that keep me cool. Clayboys Hawaiian Shave Ice: This family operated cart has been on Bethesda Avenue, in front of Barnes and Noble, for about 11 years. With over 20 flavors including Blue Raspberry (the most popular), Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Grape, Banana, Strawberry, Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Lemonade, Vanilla, Tigers Blood (Strawberry and coconut mixed), Root Beer and Green Apple. A shave ice will set you back $2 for a small, $3 for a medium, and $4 for a large. You can choose up to two flavors per cup. Each serving also has one Swedish Fish inside for you to find!

United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville

United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville

 

UBB does it again! On Saturday, July 16th, United By Blue hosted their 45th cleanup in Maryland! This time the event took place in Rockville, MD at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood. For this event, UBB partnered with Hudson Trail Outfitters, a regional leader in outdoor apparel and gear.

The cleanup was conducted from 10a.m. – 1p.m. UBB staff, Hudson Trail Outfitters and 40 volunteers got down and dirty to bag 380 pounds of debris from the banks of Lake Needwood. The amount is another big win for United By Blue’s trash ticker which has a total of 26,737 pounds since company creation in May 2010.

C&O Canal Wants Feedback on Turf Farm Water Access Project

Washington County, MD. – The National Park Service (NPS), Chesapeake and

Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public review of the

Summit Hall Turf Farm Water Access Project, Montgomery County, Maryland,

July 2011.



The National Park Service will be accepting public review comments

beginning July 11, 2011 through August 12, 2011.  The draft Environmental

Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources.

The project proposes to respond to a request from Summit Hall Turf Farm to

install/modify raw water intakes across the park between Mile 28 and Mile

29.



In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Park

Service invites public comments regarding this project.  Comments received

will be used to evaluate this project.  The National Park Service will be