Prince George's County, Maryland

Community Volunteers to Gather for Beautification Cleanups on Saturday, April 5

For Immediate Release: 4/3/2014 7:35 PM

Contact: Linda Lowe, Public Information Officer, Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources/301-883-5952

County cleanups seek volunteers and are free and open to the public

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County is inviting volunteers to celebrate Earth Day Month by participating in community cleanups being held in various areas throughout the County on Saturday, April 5, 2014.  All cleanups start at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m., followed with a volunteer celebration taking place at Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK) located at 2400 E. Capitol Street, S.E. in Washington DC.   Most events are still in need of volunteers and students are encouraged to participate to earn their Student Service Learning hours. 

The Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) will help lead some of the cleanup sites and has provided clean up materials and supplies needed at the locations such as roll-off containers, litter grabbers and gloves.

Cleanup events will include the following:

  • Bladensburg Waterfront Marina/Park, Bernadine Sandy 301.779.0371
  • Lower Beaverdam Creek (Beaverdam Estates/Kentland), Ms. McKinney 301.346.1653
  • Brier’s Mill Run Group (Brier’s Mill Run, William Wirt Middle School), Cindy Daymont 301.641.3464. Tires collected at site to be stacked next to containers for separate collection by DER’s Waste Management Division
  • Cool Spring Elementary School Parking Lot, 8910 Riggs Road, Adelphi, Ms. Sydney Jacobs 301.221.4984
  • Hard Bargain Farm, 2301 Bryan Point Road, Brenda Wright 240.320.5056 or 301.292.5665 or Karen Miles 301.751.0543
  • Oxon Hill Farm, 6411 Oxon Hill Road, Raymond Whitacre, 301.839.1176
  • Riverview Estates, 11002 Mariner Drive, John Chesley 301.292.2274
  • Ft. Washington Marina, 13600 King Charles Terrace, Bruce Wagner 301.292.7700
  • National Colonial Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Road, Tricia Hardin 301.283.2113
  • Tire Drop off Site, Hard Bargain Farm parking lot, 2800 Bryan Point Road (for tires collected at cleanup sites without County roll-off containers), Brenda Wright 240.320.5056

For more information about an individual cleanup, contact the name listed next to the site location.

For additional Earth Day Month Celebrations taking place in the County throughout the month of April, visit http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/environmentalresources/Pages/default.aspx.

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