Earth Day

Let’s celebrate Earth Day like it’s Every Day!

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Join the Earth Day 2023 celebrations!

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Share your Furry Family "Fotos"


In honor of Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30th, we want to showcase the furry, feathery, and scaly pets that have been rescued from a shelter to promote the importance of adopting. 

Throughout the month of April, post a cute or funny picture of your four or two-legged family member, with the hashtags #AdoptDontShop and #PGCEarthDayEveryDay

Emailed photos must be sent by Friday, April 28,  to

*By submitting your photo, you grant permission for Prince George's County Government to post on its social media platforms, website, and other promotional materials

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Earth Month Calendar

Check out all these events happening in honor of Earth Day! View or download a full-size copy of the calendar below.

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  1. Electronics Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste
  2. Eliminación de Desechos Domésticos Peligrosos y Reciclaje De Electrónicos

Electronics Recycling & Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day

Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Bowie Baysox Stadium
4101 Crain Highway, Bowie, MD 20716

Non-commercial items collected at our Acceptance Sites will be collected during this disposal event. View the list of acceptable items at

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  1. Free Adoptions For Dogs and Cats
  2. Adopciones Sin Costo Para Perros y Gatos

Now Through April 30, 2023

The Animal Services Facility and Adoption Center (ASFAC) will offer free dog and cat adoptions through April 30, 2023, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization.  Standard adoption processes still apply.

The community is invited to adopt your new best friend at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Standard adoption processes still apply and there is $10 license fee for residents. Learn more at

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Earth Month News Latest Editions

Special Edition - Sprout newsletter: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Animal Chatter news: Thursday, April 6, 2023

Sprout newsletter: Thursday, April 13, 2023 

Animal Chatter news: Thursday, April 20, 2023

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Earth Month Tuesday Tips 

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Rain Check Rebate Contractor Training

April 19, 2023

This free, all-day training will provide landscape professionals with practical hands-on information on Rain Check Rebate practices and processes. Professionals will learn how to plan, design, construct and maintain Rain Check Rebate practices. After completion of the Day 1 classroom training, participants are eligible to sign up for Day 2, in the field. Professionals who successfully complete both sessions will be added to the County's public list of contractors.

Register today at

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  1. Mulch Madness is Back
  2. La Locura de Abono está de Regreso

Prince George’s County residents can pick up FREE mulch from the County Organics Composting Facility (6550 Maude Savoy Brown Road, Upper Marlboro, 20772) on Saturday, April 22, from 8 am to 1 pm or while supplies last.

Mulch for this source reduction event is derived from live holiday trees collected curbside and dropped off throughout January. A skid loader will be available to load mulch directly into pickup trucks (no commercial vehicles). Residents transporting mulch by car will need to bring their containers, shovels, or pitchforks.

For more details, visit

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  1. PGCLitterTRAK and Growing Green
  2. PGCLitterTRAK y Creciendo Verde

Growing Green with Pride

Help beautify our county by joining neighbors in your community for a day of cleaning, weed removal and mulching.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rain or shine!

Registration is required for participation. Register by April 14th, 2023 at

Students may earn service learning hours! For more information, contact Tonya Hairston at

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PGCLitterTRAK Training Workshops

Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6 p.m.


Register for the training workshops here. 

 Information submitted through PGCLitterTRAK including bags of litter removed, items collected and litter pick-up locations will assist DoE meet their trash reduction rate of 170,628 pounds per year within the Anacostia River Watershed.

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Office of the County Executive and Prince George's County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks, recognize April 22, 2023 as Earth Day, and the month of April as Earth Month.  

Read by clicking the proclamation below.

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