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County to plant 25 native trees
For immediate release:April 26, 2018
For more information, contact:Linda Lowe, Public Information OfficerPrince George’s CountyDepartment of the Environment(301) 836-2115
LARGO, MD - In honor of national Arbor Day, Prince George’s County will join members and employees of the Birchwood/Clearview Community Association, Inc., and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to plant 25 native trees at the Birchwood City Community Recreation Center in Oxon Hill. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the benefits of trees to the environment and promotes tree planting and care.
Prince George’s County also celebrates being a recipient of the Tree City USA® Award. Through this award, Prince George’s County is recognized for its commitment to sound urban forestry management and meeting the core standards of Tree City USA. Prince George's is the only County to receive this award for 34 consecutive years.
Special thanks are given to the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Master Gardeners of the University of Maryland Extension, The Neighborhood Design Center, the Prince George’s County Beautification Committee, and the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District for their generous sponsorship of DoE’s 2018 Arbor Day celebration.
Barry L. Stanton, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Infrastructure, Prince George’s CountyAdam Ortiz, Director, Department of the Environment, Prince George’s CountyR. Calvert Steuart, Chairman, Prince George’s County Beautification CommitteeSharon R. Sims, Sustainable/Oxon Hill TNI Advocate, Birchwood/Clearview Community Association, Inc.Horace Henry, Southern Region Coordinator, Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Service
Friday, April 27, 201810 a.m.
Birchwood City Community Recreation Center1331 Fenwood AvenueOxon Hill, MD