Environmental Education

Tree Care Education

Join Casey Trees and the City of Hyattsville for a series of tree care workshops this spring! Casey Trees is a nonprofit in Washington, DC, that aims to restore, enhance, and protect the tree canopy of the nation's capital. They work with community members of all ages to plant trees, care for them, and advocate for them. The City of Hyattsville has been partnering with Casey Trees to restore the City’s urban canopy and help community members become good tree stewards.

May 6: Family Day at Driskell Park!

All ages are welcome to come learn about trees and participate in family-friendly activities. More details coming soon.

  1. Dawn Taft

    Environmental Programs Manager, City Arborist
    Phone: (240) 487-0290

  2. Colin Morrison

    Environmental Coordinator
    Phone: 240-935-2292

Anacostia Watershed Stewards

Are you ready to be an environmental leader for Hyattsville? The City of Hyattsville is sponsoring two City residents to participate in the Anacostia Watershed Stewards Academy this spring! 

Participants receive 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. Click here to learn more and apply!

Audubon Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification

Native plants are beautiful, require less water and maintenance, and provide shelter and food for local wildlife. Email audubonwildlifehabitat@gmail.com to request a FREE site visit from a Prince George’s County Audubon Society Habitat Advisor and receive suggestions that will put you on the path towards Audubon Bird-Friendly Habitat certification. The first 25 City residents to complete the program will receive a free yard certification sign courtesy of the City of Hyattsville!

Watch our January 2023 recording about available resources and support through the Habitat Advisor program.

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.

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.

Resource Guides

Leading a more eco-friendly lifestyle is easy and 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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