June 6th, 2009

we can't teach what we don't know
  • uu_mom

Environmental concerns in Prince George's Co., Maryland

It has just come to my attention that there's a Piscataway Wastewater Treatment Plant that's located (not on the Piscataway River, but on the Piscataway Creek) which feeds into the Potomac River and is between two national parks - Fort Washington & Piscataway National Park (where the Colonial Farm is where we take kids on field trips). Apparently every time there's a great deal of rain, it overflows and raw sewage goes into the creek. Reports of overflow by WSSC is on their home page. How do they clean it up? They clean out pipes of clogs and put lime on the spill. Here is their report. One advocate said that you can experience the creek by sticking your foot in the toilet.

Learn more about the environment while having fun on June 7 at the GREEN County Picnic, 2-5 pm. Social with food co-hosted by County Councilmembers Harrison, Olson, Campos, and Dernoga and the Sierra Club/Prince George's. At Kentland Columbia Community Park, 2411 Pinebrook Avenue, Landover.

See the latest Prince George's County blogger posts and news here.

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