On Saturday, July 14, the College Park Committee for a Better Environment, the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment and the College Park City-University Partnership hosted a sustainability expo. The event was kicked off by District 4 City Councilmember, Kate Kennedy followed by Todd Larsen from the City Committee for a Better Environment. Roughly 30 people attended the presentation portion of the event to learn about best sustainability practices including information on the Anacostia Watershed, the County’s sustainability programs, and Neighborhood Sun’s new community solar program.

About 25 people coming in during the rain barrel pick up to talk with experts from the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment’s pollinators expert and an expert on the Rain Check rebate program, leaders from the University’s Master Gardener Program, the City of College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment and the Anacostia Watershed society. Staff from the Department of Public Works were phenomenal, especially Ben Rivas, who helped move 99 rain barrels for pick up on Saturday morning.

93 rain barrels were sold at the event in total. One positive potential outcome from the event: the City will likely have rain barrels for sale at Davis Hall in August (date to be determined) given the demand for rain barrels in College Park.

VIEW MORE PHOTOS: https://collegeparkpartnership.org/albums/sustainabilityexpo/



The Rain Check Rebate Program provides eligible applicants the opportunity to receive a reimbursement for installing approved stormwater management practices. Homeowners, businesses, and nonprofit entities in Prince George’s County can recoup some of the costs of installing practices covered by the program. LEARN MORE.

Event summary: Rain Barrel Sale & Sustainability Expo
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