The CWP Schools Program incorporates a community-based approach engaging school facilities staff, educators, students, and community members in every element of the BMP process. Educators and students gain experience and confidence while using the BMP projects in the classroom.
Additionally, students and volunteers participate in planting native plants and adding mulch to complete a BMP installation. Interpretive signage provides BMP information, BMP benefits, visuals and illustrations which describe the most common pollutants affecting stormwater runoff in the area.
Furthermore, a group of environmental partners which includes Anacostia Watershed Society, Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), William Schmidt Center and others are working the CWP schools to create and promote environmental outdoor education activities.
Activities include installing rain barrels, building school rain gardens and other low-impact, multi-functional BMPs, as well as achieving and maintaining compliance with the County’s MS4 Permit requirements. This short video shows how the CWP schools program is making an impact for Prince George’s County students and faculty.
At-a-Glance CWP Schools Partnership
List of participating schools:
|Baden Elementary||Bond Mill Elementary||Calverton Elementary||Capitol Heights Elementary|
|District Heights Elementary||Francis Scott Key Elementary||Friendly High||Glenridge Elementary|
|Gwynn Park Elementary||High Point High||John H. Bayne Elementary||John Hanson Montessori|
|Laurel Elementary||Lewisdale Elementary||Mattaponi Elementary||Oxon Hill Middle|
|Parkdale High||Potomac High||Rosa Parks Elementary||Scotchtown Elementary|
|Templeton Elementary||Thurgood Marshall Middle||Walker Mill Middle School||William Schmidt Center|