Public Works and Transportation

Prince George's County, Maryland

Over Two Thousand Volunteers Make the County's 2014 Spring Clean Up Green Up a Success

For Immediate Release: 4/30/2014 3:35 PM

Contact: Carol Terry, Public Information Officer, Department of Public Works & Transportation, 301-883-5600

LARGO, MD - Prince George’s County’s annual countywide Spring Clean Up, Green Up initiative held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 was an overwhelming success with over 2,000 volunteers cleaning up litter, weeding and mulching at 81 sites throughout the County.

“The tremendous response to Clean Up, Green Up from the community, schools and businesses demonstrates our commitment to keeping Prince George’s County clean, healthy and attractive,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  “I want to thank the thousands of volunteers for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help beautify Prince George’s County and also thank the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful, Prince George’s County Public Schools, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and the Neighborhood Design Center for organizing an amazing day of community engagement.”

Volunteers from the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) areas conducted Clean Up, Green Up activities and worked in conjunction with the Christmas in April program to bring a concentrated cleanup effort to these communities.  The Langley Park TNI Clean Up, Green Up team engaged approximately 300 volunteers, including students, teachers, parents and community members, to weed and mulch landscaped areas, and to pick up litter at Buck Lodge Middle School, Carole Highlands Elementary School, Langley Park McCormick Elementary School and other locations throughout the community.  Over 30 volunteers from the Suitland/Coral Hills TNI area cleaned three community designated sites and supported two Christmas in April locations.  In addition, Comcast conducted their own employee driven corporate volunteer effort, “Comcast Cares Day,” at Drew Freeman Middle School in Suitland.

Prince George’s County will be hosting the fourth annual Fall Clean Up, Green Up on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and invites citizens, schools, businesses and community organizations to save the date.  For more information about Clean Up, Green Up activities, please contact Carol Terry at 301-883-5600.