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Posted on: September 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Council Member Watson Announces 'Pick It UP!' Anti-Litter and Beautification Initiative



Community Clean-Up Day September 30th

Bowie, Greenbelt, Glenn Dale, and Lanham Residents ‘Pick It UP!’ 


Prince George’s County Council Member Ingrid Watson (District 4) will launch the inaugural District 4 “Pick It UP!” Anti-Litter and Beautification Initiative on Saturday, September 30, 2023, with a simultaneous Community Clean-Up Day in the Bowie, Greenbelt, Glenn Dale, and Lanham communities. 

The Pick It UP! Initiative and accompanying anti-litter campaign will encourage clean, litter-free District 4 communities; raise awareness around the harmful impacts of litter and illegal dumping; promote community involvement; and encourage civic pride through ongoing clean-up drives and prevention education efforts.  

Council Member Watson invites every District 4 resident to join in and ‘Pick It UP!”


“Volunteers of all ages and in every District 4 community can share in the excitement and benefit of the Pick It UP! Initiative.  Each small effort will have a huge impact on our local environment -something our residents agree is paramount – maintaining property values, protecting wildlife and natural spaces, beautifying our neighborhoods, raising awareness around plastic pollution, and promoting our community bonds. We want to keep our communities clean.”   


Council Member Watson adds that this initiative is especially timely, amid new COVID health alerts and as students begin a new school year.


“The impacts of COVID include additional reasons to address clean communities.   Trash is a breeding ground for disease and improper disposal of face masks, gloves, and sanitizer wipes only adds to our litter problem. It is up to us to set the example for our young people and encourage them to take pride in their community and not to throw trash on the ground or out of a car window.  I am strongly encouraging all family members, adults, and children, to participate in the Pick It UP! Campaign.” 


District 4 residents are invited to take the Pick It UP! Pledge and commit to cleaner, greener communities.  To sign the District 4 Pick It UP! Campaign Pledge, click HERE. 

For more information on how to participate in the Pick It UP! Initiative, please contact Jobina Brown at 



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