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DOEE to Celebrate Earth Day with Citywide 'Bee the Change' 4th Annual Pollinator Plant Seed Giveaway

Friday, April 19, 2019

CONTACT: Mike Matthews, Public Information Officer, (202) 536-7666, [email protected]

Agency staff, DPW and Office of the Clean City Directors, and Ana the Shad will provide free native pollinator plant seed packets at 14 Metro stations across the District

WASHINGTON, DC – April 19, 2018 — On Monday, April 22, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Department of Public Works (DPW), and Mayor’s Office of the Clean City will be giving out pollinator seeds at 14 Metro stations across the District. 2019's theme is “Bee the Change,” to represent the strength of our #DCValues to protect the future against the changing climate. Learn more about native pollinators and their importance to District Wildlife at doee.dc.gov/pollinators. Native flowers are not only beautiful, they provide critical habitat for DC’s diverse pollinator wildlife, and this year’s batch of seeds is meant to highlight the importance of pollinators like bees and other insects to the health of the District’s natural ecosystem.

Press who are interested in attending should contact Mike Matthews by email at [email protected] or (202) 536-7666 to make arrangements.

WHO: Christopher Geldart, Director Department of Public Works

Julie Lawson, Director Office of the Clean City

Ana the Shad, District of Columbia State Fish Mascot

DOEE and DPW agency staff

WHAT: “Bee the Change” Earth Day Pollinator Plant Seed Giveaway

WHEN: Monday, April 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

NOTE: DPW Director Geldart, Office of the Clean City Director Lawson, and Ana the Shad (DC’s official state fish mascot) will be distributing seeds at the Waterfront Metro.

  1. Anacostia (Green)
  2. Brookland-CUA (Red)
  3. Columbia Heights (Green, Yellow)
  4. Dupont Circle (Red)
  5. Eastern Market (Orange, Blue, Silver)
  6. Georgia Ave-Petworth (Green, Yellow)
  7. Minnesota Ave (Orange)
  8. NoMa-Gallaudet U (Red)
  9. Potomac Ave (Orange, Blue, Silver)
  10. Rhode Island Ave (Red)
  11. Shaw-Howard U (Green, Yellow)
  12. Takoma (Red)
  13. Waterfront (Green)
  14. Woodley Park (Red)

SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @DOEE_DC, IG: @DOEE_DC, Facebook: @DOEE.DC #SustainableDC