Green Bowie

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Green Bowie is the umbrella term used to describe all of the City's environmental initiatives. Green Bowie helps the City government, residents, businesses and more to become greener, cleaner, and more sustainable. Everyone can be involved in one way or another, for example:

  • Install a rain barrel on your property
  • Purchase/use a compost bin
  • Volunteer with the Green Team for gardening efforts and invasive plant removal
  • Replace older (less energy efficient) light bulbs with LEDs
  • Choose not to use single-use plastic products
  • Drive an electric vehicle 
  • Use natural products that do not contain harsh chemicals

These are all actions that will define the future of Green Bowie. Please browse our webpages from the left-hand menu to find more Green Tips relating to things like recycling, lawn care, trees, energy efficiency and much more.  And to learn more about our City goals please view our Sustainability Plan.

City Achievements

  • Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Recipient- 2018, 2022
  • Certified Community-Sustainable Maryland Certified - 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022 
  • National Wildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat since 2016 
  • Maryland Smart Energy Community Award Winner - 2015
  • Keep Prince George's Beautiful Waste Diversion and Recycling Award - 2020

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  1. Adopt-A-Road

The City of Bowie received a grant through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Grant Program to provide our City with the resources to create our very own, municipal level, Adopt-A-Road program. This program empowers community members to help with cleanups and allows staff to continue educating residents on the impacts of litter to our environment, all for a better, greener Bowie.

Adopting A Road:

There are a host of roads in Bowie available for adoption and adopting is easy: 

  • If interested, the first step is to reach out to the Transportation Planner at to discuss available roads and cleanup schedules.
  • The interested party will agree to conduct cleanups at a minimum of twice yearly and up to four times per year. All cleanup materials are provided to the group, at no cost, by the City of Bowie. Any business or community organization is welcome to get involved. 
  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age OR 15 years of age and accompanied by a designated adult/parent for supervision of the minor during the activity. This is for the safety and security of all involved. 
  • The point of contact from the group must also fill out all corresponding paperwork, provided to you by the Sustainability Planner, which will state information such as: the agreed upon adoptable road, the dates/times of cleanups, the names of all participants, and the amount of bags collected
  • The point of contact will also have each of the (up to) 10 volunteers fill out a waiver form at the beginning of the activity. 
  • The point of contact will pickup the cleanup kit and drop it back off to City Hall within 3 days of the cleanup date.
  • Each term is for 2 years. The Transportation Planner will reach out every two years to see if the party is interested in continuing, so long as all expectations and qualifications have been met.

In exchange for the cleanup activity and maintenance of the road, the business or group name will be placed on an official City of Bowie Adopt-A-Road sign on the road (See below). They will also be named here on the Adopt-A-Road page.

Adopted Roads 
Evergreen ParkwayIBBNB, Inc.
NorthviewBowie Hockey Club
Heritage BlvdBowie Environmental Advisory Committee
Superior LaneBowie Methodist Churches
Gallant Fox WayDr. Denise, DDS
Health Center DriveBuild A Better Bowie
Pointer Ridge DriveBuild A Better Bowie
Mitchellville (from Route 197 to Harbour Way)Green Team Executive Committee
Harbour WayNiyama Yogi Traveler
Easthaven LanePending adoption
Mt. Oak (from Mitchellville to Church Road)Grateful Charities
Old Collington RoadNiyama Yogi Traveler
Grenville LaneLadies of Bowie
Gothic LaneBowie Lions Club
Gullivers TrailBowie Lions Club

Each Kit Includes:

  • Large Husky toter which houses cleanup supplies and conveniently rolls
  • 10 safety vests
  • 10 nitrile gloves
  • 10 trash grabbers
  • Plenty of orange (highly visible) trash bags
  • Road Work Ahead sign to set up in the shoulder 


The group will be responsible for setting up the Road Work sign, which has instructions attached. After the cleanup the trash bags must be left in a visible and accessible area that does not block traffic or public use of the space. 

Thank you to all sponsors of the Keep Maryland Beautiful, Clean Up Green Up Grant Program:


  1. Backyard Compost Bins
  1. Electric Lawn Care Rebates
  1. Energy Audit Program
  1. Food Waste Curbside Program
  1. plant one tree on us