Bowie is continuing its tradition of twice-yearly stream clean-ups this Saturday, October 19th, from 9am-noon. This is an amazing way to pitch in to keep Bowie beautiful and green!!
Clean-up days are a good time for residents to get out into the environment and experience nature while working to protect Bowie's important natural resources.
The city would love to have your class, church group or civic association join the effort, and there is always room for additional Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Volunteers will be provided with all supplies and a small thank you item. You just need to wear sturdy boots (or shoes) & long sleeves, bring water, and have fun!
Visit www.cityofbowie.org/StreamTeams or contact Tiffany Wright, the City's Watershed Manager, for information or to sign up email@example.com, 301 809-3043.
Prince George's County students can receive SSL hours, and Scouts can receive a Green Bowie badge or year bar for their service.
If you can't make it out the the clean-up, make sure you start to take measures in your own life to keep trash out of the streams. Maybe there will be a day when the clean-ups are no longer needed! Easy ways to do this are to switch from plastic bags to reusable bags; help kids learn about the impact of litter; and find homes for items you no longer need at local thrift stores or the Bowie freecycle system. There are so many ways to prevent trash from ending up in our waterways!!! Let's all do our part now to keep our streams sparkling clean for generations to come :)