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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Earth Day Programming Announced by Dept of Parks & Rec, Prince George's County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021

Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311

 

Earth Day Programming Announced by M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in 

Prince George’s County

Riverdale, MD – Earth Day 2021 is Thursday, April 22. To celebrate, the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County announces its varied programs for the community. Join more than one billion people worldwide in the celebration of Earth Day - focusing on how to protect the planet from pollution, climate change, and deforestation.

“Celebrating Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of conservation and sustainability,” states Bill Tyler, Director of the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County. “The Department provides programs and activities to support residents with healthy and eco-friendly life choices. It’s our responsibility to Mother Earth,” proclaims Tyler.

Programs scheduled for Earth Day 2021 include:

EcoCRED App

The Department, with support from Pepco, is helping residents of Prince George’s County reduce carbon emissions by taking simple, daily actions using the EcoCRED App - an effective, user-friendly tool. Learn how you can help make a difference. Start building eco-friendly habits today. The app can be downloaded in the Apple app store, Google play store, and here.

Grab & Grow

Get a FREE pack of pollinator seeds, while supplies last, between 12-2 p.m. at Bladensburg, Glenarden, Marlow Heights, Oakcrest, Seat Pleasant and Suitland Community Centers. Since many flowering plants have a brief and specific flowering time, offering a range of plants provides needed sustenance for pollinators. Vary your flower color, shape, and scent, and watch butterflies and bees enjoy.  For more information, contact customerservice@pgparks.com

Osprey Live Camera

Watch Osprey Live at Patuxent River Park-Jug Bay Natural Area in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. For over 30 years, Patuxent River Park has conducted scientific research to monitor the local population of Osprey. This includes installing nest towers and equipping birds with leg bands. Eggs are typically laid in April and chicks hatch in May. Please be aware these are wild nests in their natural habitat. While we hope all nestlings hatched will grow up healthy and successfully fledge each season - things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disasters can affect them and may be difficult to watch. Tune in at http://www.mncppc.org/3441/Wildlife-Cameras.

Herbs in Thyme

Join Marietta House Museum from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a virtual Earth Day celebration. We will discuss African American food culture and history – including agriculture, spiritual and religious beliefs, herbs and medicine, food sources and use. Speakers will also discuss research and foodways at Marietta and tour the original kitchen. Register at www.tinyurl.com/y2x6fsu6.

About the Department

The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. 

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