Environmental Education

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.

Driskell Park Tree Tour

Walk the Driskell Park woods with this tree tour map to identify local tree species! Trees along the route are identified by informational signage.

Coming in Spring 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!

Resource Guides

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?
How Do I Use Leaves for Mulch?

Special thank you to our partners:

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