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“Clean up, Green up” Prince George's County

“Clean up, Green up”  Prince George's County

County Announces Pickup Dates/Hours and Locations of Materials for Beautification Event

According to Linda Lowe from Prince George’s County, here are the following pickup dates for all plants, planting materials and litter collection equipment to all citizens, residents, municipalities, businesses, schools and homeowner organizations participating in “Clean Up, Green Up” Prince George’s County. The below-listed schedule details the information all groups will need to join in the events scheduled for October 22, 2011 taking place at various sites throughout the County.

Plants and Planting Materials Pickup Dates/Hours and Location:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Civic Groups pick up from:
Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPWT)
8400 D’Arcy Road
Forestville, MD
(301) 499-8531

Pepco and the Arbor Day Foundation Launch Energy-Saving Project

Pepco and the Arbor Day Foundation Launch Energy-Saving Project


According to Pepco, in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation, they are providing 3,000 free trees to customers in the Washington, D.C., area. The cooperative effort launches the Arbor Day Foundation’s pilot energy efficiency program called Energy-Saving Trees aimed at helping conserve energy through strategic tree planting. 

The trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, with 1,000 trees reserved for District of Columbia customers, 1,000 trees for Montgomery County, Md., customers, and 1,000 trees for Prince George’s County, Md., customers.

Largest Solar Installation in the NFL at FedExField

Largest Solar Installation in the NFL at FedExField

Accorging to NRG Energy, The 8,000 panel installation and the power it generates demonstrates the reality of renewable energy solutions and options available in the U.S. By using solar power technologies, the Redskins and NRG are keeping 1,780 metric tons of carbon out of the atmosphere – the equivalent of replacing 349 vehicles with gasoline engines with zero emission electric vehicles.

The NRG Energy solar installation at FedExField is capable of meeting the stadium’s power needs on non-game days and providing up to 20% of the needed electricity on game days which is the equivalent of providing 300 homes with energy for a full year.  

 In addition, the new design includes several other solar features as well as 10 electric vehicle charging stations.  The installation is designed to engage fans, educate the public and showcase the use of renewable energy.


Calvert County to Conduct Free Roadside Tree Debris Removal

 Calvert County to Conduct Free Roadside Tree Debris Removal


 August 29, 2011- The Calvert County, Md., Board of County Commissioners, through the Calvert County Department of Public Works, announces that residents may dispose of tree/green debris as a result of Hurricane Irene at the Appeal and Barstow landfills starting Tuesday, August 30, through Friday, Sept. 16, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., free of charge. After Sept. 16, tree/green debris must be taken to Appeal Landfill and a fee of $65.27 per ton will apply.

Prince George's County to Hold Public Forums on Water Quality


LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County will hold a series of three public forums for input on improving water quality in the County.  The first session will be held on August 16, 2011 at the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District located at 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Suite 100 in Upper Marlboro. 


CODE RED Temperatures in Prince George's County


UPPER MARLBORO, MD – The National Weather Service is predicting extremely hot and humid weather this week for Prince George’s County with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees and possible CODE RED air quality by the end of the week.