Community, County & State Resources

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Getting Involved: Community Resources

Below are some options for you to learn how to make Edmonston a more environmentally friendly town!

rain barrels
Rain Barrels

Rain barrels capture water from roofs and hold it for later use. Slowing down run off, mitigating floods, and water gardening costs. 

Guideline for Rain Barrels

Making Your Own Rain Barrel

trees
Plant More Trees!

Trees are a major contributor to sucking up greenhouse gasses. Planting more trees help reduce the effects of global warming. Learn more with the links listed below. 

Tree Planting & Care

Benefits of Trees

County and State Grant Programs

Stormwater Management/Flood Mitigation Grant Program

The Town of Edmonston has been impacted by severe flooding in the last two years due to the increased intensity of rainstorms. There are several actions residents can take that will help improve drainage and storm water management on their private property in the Town and otherwise to help mitigate future flood events. The Town has established a program to support these efforts by owners of single-family homes and to reimburse renters for flood insurance (“Program”). Applications will be received and reviewed for approval on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2023, until the allocated grant funding has been exhausted. Upon receipt of a pending approval notice, applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Town. Work must be performed and completed between the dates of February 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, to be eligible for the Program.

English Stormwater info pdf
Spanish Stormwater information pdf

PG County Stormwater Resources

Prince George’s County is committed to improving the quality of life for its communities by promoting green solutions to stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff occurs when rain (or snowmelt) flows over the land picking up pollutants such as oil, grease, sediment and nutrient which make their way into local streams and rivers. 

Weatherization

A weatherization grant with the Prince George’s Community Collaborative offers weatherization grants to eligible homeowners in the Port Towns. Edmonston has had several residents take advantage of a free energy audit, free appliance upgrade and overall improvements in the weatherization of homes.

Resources

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solar panels

Residential Solar Panels

The Town has partnered with Solar United Neighbors of Maryland (MD SUN) and the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment to provide the residents of Edmonston the opportunity to join a co-op for the purchase of solar energy. Several residents have also chosen to have their own solar panels installed.

Resources

Composting in Edmonston and the Town of Bladensburg

The Town of Edmonston  and the Town of Bladensburg have partnered with Eco City Farms and Compost Crew and are bringing composting to our communities!

What is Composting?

Recycling food and other organic waste into compost provides a range of environmental benefits, including improving soil health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recycling nutrients, and mitigating the impact of droughts.

What items can I Compost?

Any and all forms of human food is acceptable including:

All Fruit, Peels, and Seeds I Shellfish I Meat I Bones I Coffee Grounds I Egg Shells I Rotton Food I Freezer-burned Food I Processed Food

How does curbside composting work?

During the week, you will drop your food scraps into your Compost Crew bin and leave at the curb the night before pick-up. Compost Crew will collect your food scraps from your curb every week. Then repeat!

Compost Crew processes your food scraps into nutrient-rich soil at their local Compost Outpost® at Eco City Farms.

We encourage all Bladensburg and Edmonston residents to participate in the Composting Program, to sign up please fill out the form below. 

Sign Up for the Composting Program!

Kindly complete all the fields provided below, and one of our representatives will reach out to you promptly to initiate the next steps.

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