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Posted on: April 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Arbor Day & Drug Take Back Day are April 22. Earth Day Activities Canceled

CANCELED Earth Day Event 4-22

Arbor Day

The City of Bowie is celebrating Arbor Day! This annual event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m., at Acorn Hill Park, located at the intersection of Stonybrook Drive and Sage Lane. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Want more information? Please contact John Haughey, Community Forester, at 301-809-3062 or

"The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day".  (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Drug Takeback Day

The Bowie Police Department is a participating collection site for the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This national event is free and allows community members to dispose of old and unused drugs safely. Drugs that will be accepted include prescription and over-the-counter medications and veterinary medicine.

**Needles, lancets, and aerosols cannot be accepted** The collection will occur on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bowie Police Department at City Hall, 15901 Fred Robinson Way.

Info: 240-544-5700

Earth Day Celebration - CANCELED

Due to forecasted rain in late afternoon. There is no rain date this spring. We expect to hold a similar event in September.

Please contact Erin Oxenford (by email or at 301-809-3073) with any questions.

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