Environmental Education

Mosquito Control Virtual Education Session

The mosquito control workshop previously cancelled in May has been rescheduled for August 24 at 7 PM! Use this link to register.

Keep the bugs away! Learn from the University of Maryland Professor Paul Leisnham who studies community-led and traditional mosquito control approaches in urban areas. Professor Leisnham will discuss the Citizen Action Through Science (AcTS) model of control adopted by residents in University Park, which significantly reduced biting tiger mosquito populations without relying on 'top-down' agency-based chemical control. Dr. Leisnham will discuss his current work evaluating Citizen AcTS success in University Park 5 years after its maturation.

Anacostia Watershed Stewards

In 2021, the City of Hyattsville sponsored 10 City residents to participate in the Anacostia Watershed Stewards Academy. Participants received specialized education to recognize and address local water pollution. As part of their coursework they will lead community projects to improve the quality of our streams and rivers.

Hyattsville Green Housekeeping Resources

Learn how to keep your home and our environment safe with the resources provided at the City's March 2022 Green Housekeeping Workshops. Workshops were 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.

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?

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