Remove Space Invaders in Laurel Area Saturday, July 13 and July 20

Help the Environment While Earning Service-Learning Hours

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – July 10, 2013: Volunteers are being recruited to help remove invasive weeds at two Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) recreation areas along the Patuxent River on Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Invasive weeds, such as oriental bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle and kudzu, are covering up natural habitat needed by wildlife that live in the forests and along the shore of the Patuxent River. WSSC will be coordinating two invasive weed removal opportunities and student service-learning hours will be available for both dates. Gloves and garden snippers will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring water to drink during this outdoor activity.

WHAT: Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to Noon
WHEN: WSSC’s Scott’s Cove Recreation Area
WHERE: 11000 Harding Road, Laurel, MD

WHAT: Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to Noon
WHEN: WSSC’s Supplee Recreation Area
WHERE: 16904 Supplee Lane, Laurel, MD

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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