Port Towns Community Development
The Port Towns are the towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City, and Edmonston, Maryland. The towns are the starting point of the Anacostia Trails Area that travels to Laurel, Maryland. In 1994 Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, and Cottage City agreed to work together towards a common goal – Community Revitalization. The union was established as “The Port Towns” because the Anacostia flows through each town and in the 1700s and 1800s the area that is now the Bladensburg Waterfront Park was once a major tobacco port for Maryland. See Port Towns Business Directory.
ECO City Farms is a not-for-profit, multicultural, inter-generational, Certified Naturally Grown, urban teaching farm in Prince George’s County, MD. They intensively cultivate vegetables, herbs, fruit and micro-greens and promote and actively create food security and equity, healthy eating and active living, along with a new generation of urban farmers.
Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies. They pick up donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials throughout the metro DC region. Then, they make the building materials available to the public at low cost, and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes. They also offer public education about reuse, and distribute free supplies to local nonprofits and neighbors in need.
America in Bloom
America in Bloom promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements.
Sustainable Maryland is a certification program for Maryland municipalities that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term.
Tree City USA
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
Home and Garden Information Center
The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) develops and delivers science-based, sustainable gardening and integrated pest management education for better human and environmental health. HGIC partners with the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program to provide educational resources to the volunteers as well as digital resources through our website and the Maryland Grows blog..
WSSC Water Conservation Tips
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be mindful of your in-home water usage. See ways to conserve water in your home and yard.
Composting in Edmonston
The Town of Edmonston, Composting Crew, and Eco City Farms have teamed up together to bring to you, Composting in Edmonston! This program is designed to help residents reduce their carbon footprint and effectively get rid of waste and help the environment. For more information about composting and to sign up, visit our sustainability page.