Clean Up, Green Up is an annual, county-wide day of planting in public spaces. Each year, Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation provides free plant material—think trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs—to interested community groups. The Neighborhood Design Center partners with DPW&T to provide design and technical assistance to participating groups.
If your homeowner’s association, school, civic association, or other group wants to participate, you can register via an application on the DPW&T or Prince George’s County website. You’ll recruit your own volunteers and garden tools for a day of planting, weeding, mulching, and beautifying.
Want help designing your site? That’s where NDC comes in. Our staff conducts individual site consultations and develops sensible landscape designs that guide and support residents, students, municipalities, and businesses in the implementation of greening projects.
In the fall of 2017, NDC staff and interns completed designs for 51 sites, including 4 municipalities, 9 communities, and 38 schools. In addition, NDC provided design assistance to 30 groups through phone consultations and site visits and offered planting day assistance at 7 sites.
Click the link for program information and the current application.
For more information about Clean Up Green Up, please contact Allie O’Neill, Program Manager, at 301.830.6425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.