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County Executive Celebrates Arbor Day With Students And Faculty of Brandywine Elementary
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County Executive Celebrates Arbor Day With Students And Faculty of Brandywine Elementary

The following information was sent to us by Carol Terry:

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, along with State and County officials and guests from the Prince George’s County Public Schools, joined the students and faculty of Brandywine Elementary School today for a celebration and tree planting ceremony to commemorate Arbor Day, which is recognized nationally on the last Friday in April.

During the ceremony, R. Calvert Steuart, Chairman of the Prince George’s County Beautification Committee, announced that the County had once again received the TREE CITY USA Award.  On behalf of the County, Baker accepted the TREE CITY USA Award from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (MDNR) Forest Service and noted that Prince George’s County is the only County in the nation to have received this award for 28 consecutive years.  The County Executive also presented a proclamation to Principal Teri Lee and commended the students and faculty for their environmental stewardship.

Honored guests, faculty and students participated in the planting of a ceremonial tree.  Throughout the day, the students and faculty planted a total of 21 trees to landscape the school grounds.

Sponsors for this year’s Arbor Day program included DER, the Prince George’s County Beautification Committee, the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Prince George’s County Public Schools, the Office of Central Services, MDNR’s Forest Service, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Neighborhood Design Center and the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District.

For more information on the County’s reforestation programs and services, contact DER’s Environmental Services Division at (301) 883-5906.

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