FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 6, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com
IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – Iyana.Moore@pgparks.com
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Honored at the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education’s Youth Summit
Patuxent River Park and Clearwater Nature Center Recertified as Maryland Green Centers
Riverdale, MD – Patuxent River Park and Clearwater Nature Center, both part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, were recertified as 2019 Maryland Green Centers by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE).
“These recertifications reflect our commitment to supporting the Maryland Green School program and to engage Prince George’s County residents in stewardship of the County’s natural resources” said Anthony Nolan, Chief of the Special Programs Division. “Part of the mission of the Department of Parks and Recreation is to educate the public on the importance of the environment and to preserve green space for future generations. The staff at Patuxent River Park and Clearwater Nature Center are setting an exceptional example in these areas with their amazing public program offerings and beautiful sites.”
There are currently 42 Maryland Green Centers and 621 Maryland Green Schools. The Maryland Green Schools program is nationally recognized as having significant impact with students and schools. The program encourages educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental interrelationships that impact public health and our society, and that promote responsible environmental stewardship practices. Patuxent River Park and Clearwater Nature Center first became Green Centers in 2011 and 2015, respectively.