WSSC Is on the Hunt… for Acorns!
Student Volunteers Needed to Help the Environment at Hyattsville Event, Friday, October 18
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel, Maryland – October 17, 2013: With Prince George's County children out of school on Friday, October 18, WSSC and the Prince George's County Forestry Board are seeking student volunteers to collect acorns to help the environment. In cooperation with the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation, WSSC will lead an acorn collecting effort with the students, from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, October 18, starting in front of the West Hyattsville Metro Station.
Students will get a lesson on oaks from CJ Lammers, Certified Arborist and Master Planner, Environmental Planning, Countywide Planning Division at M-NCPPC. Oaks play a vital role in the environment, as their huge limbs and lush canopies provide shelter for numerous species of birds and mammals.
The acorns will be sent to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' State Tree Nursery, where they will grow to saplings and then be distributed to schools, municipalities and state forests.
Middle and high school students will be able to earn service learning hours for participating in this event. The West Hyattsville Metro Station is located at 2700 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20782. For more information, contact the Community Outreach office at (301) 206-8100.
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.