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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

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

Rockville Earned Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge


The following information was sent to us by Marylou Berg:

The City of Rockville earned recognition in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Community Challenge for total green power usage.

The Rockville Mayor and Council issued a challenge in February to the community to use green power after signing on with the EPA to become a Green Power Community. Rockville earned its spot at No. 10, the EPA announced this week.

The Green Power Community Challenge is part of a national campaign that encourages communities to use green power and promote environmental sustainability, energy innovation, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

During the Green Power Community Challenge, which ended Sept. 1, Rockville encouraged residents and businesses to switch their electricity source to green power. Rockville tracked and reported the community's collective green power use to EPA from March through August.

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration

National Hunting & Fishing Day Celebration


Germantown, MD -- The members of the Izaak Walton League of America-Rockville Chapter will be sponsoring a Celebration of National Hunting & Fishing Day, Saturday, September 24, 2011. Open to the public, this FREE event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the IWLA-Rockville Chapter located at 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874.

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool

Favorite Fridays: Favorite Treats To Stay Cool
It's excessively hot and unusually humid in the DC Metro Area this week. The temperature is rising with a 120-degree heat index (wow!) This heat wave can be very dangerous, so drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. If you have to step out of the air condition, check out some of my favorite treats that keep me cool. Clayboys Hawaiian Shave Ice: This family operated cart has been on Bethesda Avenue, in front of Barnes and Noble, for about 11 years. With over 20 flavors including Blue Raspberry (the most popular), Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Grape, Banana, Strawberry, Watermelon, Bubble Gum, Lemonade, Vanilla, Tigers Blood (Strawberry and coconut mixed), Root Beer and Green Apple. A shave ice will set you back $2 for a small, $3 for a medium, and $4 for a large. You can choose up to two flavors per cup. Each serving also has one Swedish Fish inside for you to find!

United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville

United By Blue and Hudson Trail Outfitters Hosts a Cleanup in Rockville


UBB does it again! On Saturday, July 16th, United By Blue hosted their 45th cleanup in Maryland! This time the event took place in Rockville, MD at Rock Creek Regional Park’s Lake Needwood. For this event, UBB partnered with Hudson Trail Outfitters, a regional leader in outdoor apparel and gear.

The cleanup was conducted from 10a.m. – 1p.m. UBB staff, Hudson Trail Outfitters and 40 volunteers got down and dirty to bag 380 pounds of debris from the banks of Lake Needwood. The amount is another big win for United By Blue’s trash ticker which has a total of 26,737 pounds since company creation in May 2010.

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville

300 lbs. of Trash to be Picked up at Park in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, MD – On Saturday, July 16th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., United By Blue will partner with Hudson Trail Outfitters in hosting a cleanup of Lake Needwood at Rock Creek Regional Park. The cleanup taking place in Rockville, MD is expected to remove approximately 300 pounds of trash. Over 70 volunteers are expected to show and will be supplied with gloves, trash bags, food and drinks. Our cleanups are equal parts work and play, throughout the day we will be hosting contests and giveaways.

Hudson Trail Outfitters has been providing high quality gear and equipment to outdoor enthusiasts since 1971. They help people throughout the Mid-Atlantic region to experience the outdoors through mountaineering, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and fishing.