Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Watershed Protection and Restoration Program fact sheet

Watershed Protection and Restoration Program fact sheet

The terrific flyer Prince George's Department of Environmental Resources sent out to county residents explaining the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program and Clean Water Act Fee.

This program provides an opportunity for Prince George’s County to revitalize aging neighborhoods, launch a green economy and put people to work.

It will benefit the County by creating 5,000 new jobs and green local businesses; expanding existing local businesses andsummer youth jobs programs; beautifying our neighborhoods; developing fellowship programs with local universities and colleges; partnering with nonprofits and faith communities to expand restoration efforts; and cleaning our waters.
Watershed Protection and Restoration Program flyer - Page 1



Watershed Protection and Restoration Program flyer - Page 2 FAQ




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rain Check Rebates Workshop

Rain Check Rebates Workshop

Are you a homeowner, business, or non-profit interested in controlling stormwater on your property while improving the health of local streams and quality of life in your community?  The new Rain Check Rebate Program allows property owners to receive rebates on the cost of installing green solutions to stormwater runoff.  A major cause of water pollution is stormwater from a rainstorm that picks up trash, motor oil, lawn fertilizer and other chemicals that accumulate on our roads, parking lots, roofs, and driveways and then wash into our stream and rivers.     
  
The county will provide up to $2,000 to residents and up to $20,000 to businesses and non-profits for clean water projects to help install rain barrels, rain gardens, permeable pavement, green roofs, and more!  You can also receive a discount on the new impervious surface fee.  Attend a workshop hosted by our Department of Environmental Resources to find out how you can qualify for a Rain Check Rebate. 

·         October 3, 7-9 PM, Laurel-Beltsville Senior Center, 7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707
·         October 9, 6:30-8:30 PM, Accokeek Branch Library, 15773 Livingston Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607
·         October 22, 7-9 PM, Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710 
·         October 29, 6:30-8:30 PM, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills, MD 2074

http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/StormwaterManagement/RainCheck/Pages/default.aspx